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Exoplanet Maps

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Nov19-12, 08:55 PM
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Exoplanet discoveries continue to be made using various sensitive techniques. Since there is no evidence to the contrary none of them are thought to harbor life forms. Here is a new set of maps showing where the exoplanets are located in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...intmag_2012-12

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Nov19-12, 09:28 PM
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Sweet! Thanks for the link!
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Jan7-13, 06:41 AM
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To add complication to mapping exoplanets,

Double-Star Systems Can Be Dangerous for Exoplanets
http://news.yahoo.com/double-star-sy...191252268.html

Exoplanets circling a star with a far-flung stellar companion worlds that are part of "wide binary" systems are susceptible to violent and dramatic orbital disruptions, including outright ejection, the study found.
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Two-star systems occur commonly throughout our galaxy; indeed, astronomers think the Milky Way harbors about as many binary systems as single stars. Recently, astronomers have begun discovering planets in binary systems, . . .


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