February 12, 2011

Extra-solar Planets

For those interested in following updates on the search for extra solar earths, I would recommend to follow this website: http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm

Find below a great visualization of the 1236 exoplanet candidates observed by Kepler, two candidates are highlighed: KOI 326.01 and KOI 314.02. Out of all the candidates, those two may have the best chances of satisfying some of the "habitability" criteria astronomers tend to use.

Kepler Exoplanet Candidates from blprnt on Vimeo.
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