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Old July 9th 03, 08:30 PM
Christopher M. Jones
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Default How to Detect Earth-like Planets?

"anonymous" wrote:
On Sun, 6 Jul 2003 08:23:49 +0000 (UTC),
(Marshall Perrin) wrote:


Yes, absolutely. The trick is to look at a whole *lot* of stars at once -
like, say, a few hundred thousand or a couple million. That's not impossible
with a wide-field camera looking in the galactic plane.


Try this

[snip]

Kepler actually will observe around a quarter million stars
(it will have a huge imaging array, nearly 100 megapixels),
though only about 100,000 of those will be suitable for
detecting planetary transits.

 




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