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The Fiery, Pitch-Black Egg-Planet

Last week, the Cassini probe dove into Saturn, never to be heard from again, but thankfully, Cassini wasn’t the only probe out there. And we’ve also found an exoplanet that might be even darker and stranger than we thought.

Host: Hank Green

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Sources:
Space Probes
http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/solar-system/wakened-latest-hibernation-new-horizons-may-visit-additional-kbos/
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/hibernation-over-new-horizons-continues-its-kuiper-belt-cruise
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/nh-fact-sheet-2015_0.pdf [PDF] https://www.space.com/32660-new-horizons-extended-mission-kuiper-belt.html
https://www.nap.edu/read/23624/chapter/6#50
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Mission/The-Path-to-Pluto/Mission-Timeline.php
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-Article.php?page=20170906
https://www.space.com/32049-kbo-2014-mu69.html
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-next-target-just-got-a-lot-more-interesting
https://www.asteroidmission.org/mission/#arrival
https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/bennus-journey
http://news.curtin.edu.au/media-releases/sling-shot-show-nasa-spacecraft-australia/
http://fireballsinthesky.com.au

Dark Exoplanet
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aa876c/
http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/WASP-12%20b/
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/hubble-captures-blistering-pitch-black-planet
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3kdke/scientists-say-this-planet-looks-like-its-darker-than-fresh-asphalt
https://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1714/
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/planet-eater.html
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0004-637X/779/2/128
https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v469/n7328/full/nature09602.html
https://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/july/hubble-finds-three-surprisingly-dry-exoplanets/
https://www.space.com/38163-alien-planet-wasp-12b-darker-than-asphalt.html
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0004-637X/788/1/2
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Images:
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/january-19-2006-new-horizons-launches-for-pluto
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/the-rich-color-variations-of-pluto
https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/dawn/pia18920
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/kbo_comparison2_parker.jpg
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/kbo_comparison_parker.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuiper_belt#/media/File:2014_MU69_orbit.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSIRIS-REx#/media/File:OSIRIS-REx_spacecraft.png
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/osiris-rex-grabs-a-sample
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/osiris-rex-will-map-asteroid-bennu
https://www.space.com/38163-alien-planet-wasp-12b-darker-than-asphalt.html
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/planet-eater.html

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