Mystery of the Dead Planets
This episode unlocks the mystery of why our galaxy destroys so many planets. Astronomers today scour the cosmos to identify a world that future humans can one day call home. But the more planets they find, the more they discover how deadly our galaxy really is.
How do super-small cool stars fry the planets that orbit them? Can the carbon-rich atmosphere of Venus unlock why many alien worlds could be burning hellholes? Do runaway ‘Hot Jupiters’ explain why astronomers find so few habitable rocky planets? This episode reveals the raw destructive power of our galaxy.