Watch The Darkest Planet In The Universe Transit Its StarMika McKinnon (email@example.com)6/27/15 6:00pmFiled to: exoplanetstransitTrES-2bDarkKnightTransitssloohsetiEarth And Space4118EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkBlack Knight is an impossibly black exoplanet, a planet closer to its star than Mercury is to ours and blacker than coal. Today, it passes in front of its sun, and you can watch the transit with astronomers using the world’s largest infrared telescope.Astronomers are commenting on the exoplanet transit as the observations from the 1.52 meter infrared Carlos Sánchez Telescope is broadcast for your viewing pleasure. The live feed will start at 5pm PDT, with the transit beginning at 5:28pm, completing its transit in exactly 1 hour and 30 minutes. [Update: The transit occurred on Saturday, but you can watch the replay!] Watch it all here: The scientists are Slooh community observatory host Eric Edelman and astronomer Bob Berman and SETI’s Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger and Dr. Seth Shostak. You can submit questions to them on Twitter with the hashtag #DarkKnightTransits.While any exoplanet transit is pretty cool by its very existence, TrES-2b steps it up a notch by being beyond ridiculously dark. When we first encountered this bizarre essence of darkness in planet-form, Astronomer Royal Sir Nigel Tufnel described it: “It’s like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.” ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.