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Simfish Aug19-11 07:52 PM

Is Sudarsky's system of extrasolar planet classification widely used? Why or why not?
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudarsk...classification

Several astrobiologists I know aren't aware of it. Could it just be that someone made a Wikipedia article out of research that isn't widely known yet?

Nik_2213 Aug20-11 07:43 PM

Re: Is Sudarsky's system of extrasolar planet classification widely used? Why or why
 
Have a look at the article's discussion. The classification hasn't gone mainstream. May yet, of course, when emphasis swings from 'Ooh, another dozen !!' to 'Not *another* dozen ??' as the exo-planet zoo is shuffled onto a 'family tree'...


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