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Re: We Don't Understand...

From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:16:17 -0000
Archived: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:38:32 -0400
Subject: Re: We Don't Understand...


From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
To: <post.nul>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:02:09 -0000
Subject: Re: We Don't Understand...

>From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:08:29 -0000
>Subject: Re: We Don't Understand...

<snip>

>One wonders, for example, how the earth/moon system might look
>from these sort of distances. Perhaps some of the 'megaplanets'
>that we are starting to see will turn out to be similar or more
>complex systems.

>Do any listers have a feel for whether current observations are
>sufficiently finely tuned to support this type of distinction?
>Or, to be more precise, has the data analysis even asked the
>question?

<snip>

Anyway I looked up exomoons and found some references. It
appears that using Kepler it might be possible, amazaingly, to
detect moons by the small changes they cause in transit times,
and "the hunt is on" already:

http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/HEK/about_hek.html

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2104376,00.html


You have to hand it to these guys, they really are on the case,
despite the fact that they have such slender threads of data
from which to extrapolate. I'm trying to get my head around how
one might distinguish between transit time variations arising
from an exomoon system, and those arising from an elliptical
planetary orbit in a system slowly revolving in relation to
Kepler...


Gerald O'Connell
http://www.saatchionline.com/gacoc



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