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CraigS
30-09-2010, 06:39 AM
In the News:
Planet gets fresh look by UT astronomers (http://www.physorg.com/news204970625.html)



.. Yet even more diversity unfolding out there in Exoplanet territory.

Cheers

renormalised
30-09-2010, 09:38 AM
Interesting:)

They've found a number of planets in retrograde orbits about their parent stars....mostly Hot Jupiters. They're still trying to figure out why they're in these orbits but they have a number of reasonably sound ideas.

CraigS
30-09-2010, 11:37 AM
I think they're saying this one is unique because:



(I like the last bit ...chuckle, chuckle) ... Perhaps its all about being a binary system. Are the exos you mention in binary systems and outside the grav. influence of the second star ?

Cheers

renormalised
30-09-2010, 11:46 AM
I think most orbit single stars, for memory. I'd have to go hunt down the articles and papers to be sure about it.

I see you took the strategic option with one of their surnames:):)

Maybe he lives up to it, you never know:):P