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The Study Of Climate On Alien Worlds

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 08:11:24 -0400
Archived: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 08:11:24 -0400
Subject: The Study Of Climate On Alien Worlds

Source: American Scientist


July August 2012

The Study Of Climate On Alien Worlds

Characterizing atmospheres beyond our Solar System is now within
our reach

Kevin Heng

Space and ground telescopes have located thousands of planets
outside of our solar system. Such exoplanets can still only be
seen as little more than pinpoints of light. Nonetheless,
astronomers are now able to decipher some details of these
distant worlds, such as the basic structures of their

Instruments can now detect an exoplanet by recording the
diminution of light as the body, residing in an edge-on orbit,
passes either in front of or behind its host star.

[More at site... thanks to Diana Cammack for the lead]

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