View Full Version : Using Gravity to Find Planets in the Habitable Zone

2008-Jan-15, 10:50 PM
Astronomers have several techniques to discover planets. But one of the least used so far, gravitational microlensing, might be just the right technique to find planets in the habitable zone of nearby dwarf stars.

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2008-Jan-16, 01:31 AM
Instead of watching the sky, hoping to see a lensing event, you watch specific stars and wait for them to pass in front of a more distant star.

Now that's doin' it the easy way.