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Old February 17th 08, 12:37 PM posted to alt.astronomy
G=EMC^2 Glazier[_1_]
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What if we could make an eclipse on stars that are close to us? I'm
thinking if we could block the Sun's disk we might be able to detect the
reflected light of the planets making up its solar system. Could a
coronagraph be used for close stars? Bert

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Old February 17th 08, 08:27 PM posted to alt.astronomy
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"G=EMC^2 Glazier" wrote in message
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What if we could make an eclipse on stars that are close to us? I'm
thinking if we could block the Sun's disk we might be able to detect the
reflected light of the planets making up its solar system. Could a
coronagraph be used for close stars? Bert


Do you think that distant stars cause anything of a glare,
enough to obscure the light of orbiting planets?


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Old February 17th 08, 10:09 PM posted to alt.astronomy
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Mark Earnest wrote:
"G=EMC^2 Glazier" wrote in message
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What if we could make an eclipse on stars that are close to us? I'm
thinking if we could block the Sun's disk we might be able to detect
the reflected light of the planets making up its solar system. Could a
coronagraph be used for close stars? Bert


Do you think that distant stars cause anything of a glare,
enough to obscure the light of orbiting planets?


And what's close? 200 LY?

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Old February 17th 08, 10:47 PM posted to alt.astronomy
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Mark Earnest wrote:
"G=EMC^2 Glazier" wrote in message
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What if we could make an eclipse on stars that are close to us? I'm
thinking if we could block the Sun's disk we might be able to detect
the reflected light of the planets making up its solar system. Could a
coronagraph be used for close stars? Bert


Do you think that distant stars cause anything of a glare,
enough to obscure the light of orbiting planets?


And what's close? 200 LY?


Close enough for us to easily be able to go there.
200 LY is just fine.


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Old February 17th 08, 11:11 PM posted to alt.astronomy
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Mark Yes,and not sure at all that we can create an eclipse if the
planet is close to its star. We have our problems with Mercury right
here in our back yard Bert

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Old February 17th 08, 11:12 PM posted to alt.astronomy
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Zyp Lets start with just a distance of 25 LY Bert

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Old February 19th 08, 05:59 AM posted to alt.astronomy
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You keep bringing this topic up, BEERTbrain! An interferometer works
better.

Saul Levy


On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 07:37:54 -0500, (G=EMC^2
Glazier) wrote:

What if we could make an eclipse on stars that are close to us? I'm
thinking if we could block the Sun's disk we might be able to detect the
reflected light of the planets making up its solar system. Could a
coronagraph be used for close stars? Bert

 




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