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.

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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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