Planet Multiplicity

Go Kepler!

According to the PlanetQuest website the exoplanet count is now: 1,690 confirmed and 3,845 candidates – 5,535 exoplanets.

To think just over 20-years ago there were none.

Have some fun at Exoplanet.eu and PlanetQuest.

One thought on “Planet Multiplicity

  1. Given recent findings about gamma ray bursts being more common than previously thought in terrestrial lightning,

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30491840

    and given lightning seems common in planets with a dynamic atmosphere,

    http://spacebits.co/8601/lightning-in-our-solar-system

    I’m wondering if we could spot GRBs from exoplanet lightning? Would they have a different signature from their parent star? Do our instruments have the resolution to pick them out from the greater glare of their parent star?

    Hmm….

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