Tag Archives: exoplanets

How to find an exoplanet

I suspect many, if not most, of my readers are already familiar with the techniques listed in this video.  But if you’re not, and wondering how astronomers find planets orbiting other stars, you might find this interesting.

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The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets

Pretty cool.  Jeremy Kasdin in this TED talk discusses an idea to remove the glare of a star’s light in order to possibly get a look at its planets.  

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Kepler’s Latest Exoplanet Hoard, Graphed

Ok, so if you’re like me, you probably didn’t pay much attention to the latest announcement of the number of exoplanets that had been found by Kepler.  It seems like those kinds of announcements have become old hat. This reaction … Continue reading

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