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Fraser
2012-Jun-27, 06:10 PM
An international team of astronomers has figured out a way to determine details of an exoplanet’s atmosphere from 50 light-years away… even though the planet doesn’t transit the face of its star as seen from Earth. (...)Read the rest of One Weird Trick To Probe Exoplanet Atmospheres (451 words) © Jason Major for Universe Today, [...]

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whimsyfree
2012-Jun-28, 09:41 AM
An international team of astronomers has figured out a way to determine details of an exoplanet’s atmosphere from 50 light-years away… even though the planet doesn’t transit the face of its star as seen from Earth. (...)Read the rest of One Weird Trick To Probe Exoplanet Atmospheres (451 words) © Jason Major for Universe Today, [...]

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Direct observation, now who would have thought of it!

The usual coordinated release strategy on arXiv...

Weighing The Non-Transiting Hot Jupiter Tau BOO b (http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.6197)
The signature of orbital motion from the dayside of the planet tau Bootis b (http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.6109)