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The Latest Crash Course Astronomy Will Be Delayed

By Phil Plait

My apologies, everyone: After we put up this week’s episode of Crash Course Astronomy (about exoplanets), we found an error in one of the animations that got past us.

In some cases where a mistake is found we can simply annotate the video and move on. However, in this case the animation was explaining an important concept that couldn’t simply be corrected in the video itself. Faced with this we decided to take it down, fix the animation, and re-upload the video. Given the time that will take, we also decided to simply wait until next Thursday to re-release it, to keep the episode order on track.

So, the exoplanets episode will go back up Thursday, Aug. 6, at 21:00 UTC (5 p.m. ET). Again, I’m sorry about this, but we’d rather be late than keep a fixable mistake in the series! Thank for your patience, and I hope it’s worth the wait.

And in the meantime, we have more than two dozen other episodes online to keep you entertained and learning about our amazing Universe. Have fun!

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