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30-09-2010, 05:39 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.
30-09-2010, 08:38 AM
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.
30-09-2010, 10:37 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 ?
30-09-2010, 10:46 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
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