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1 posted on 07/11/2021 9:04:20 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Give these scientists a radio to take apart—and they can busily search all the molecules looking for the talking people inside them.

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2 posted on 07/11/2021 9:45:02 PM PDT by cgbg (A kleptocracy--if they can keep it. Think of it as the Cantillon Effect in action.)
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The James Webb Space Telescope will give us new discoveries of exoplanets. In the mean time, work will continue on the idea of using the gravitational field of the sun as a cosmic telescope. This article from “The Scientific American” entitled, “Using the Sun as a Cosmic Telescope,” gives this exciting new understanding:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/using-the-sun-as-a-cosmic-telescope/


3 posted on 07/11/2021 11:57:50 PM PDT by jonrick46 ( Leftnicks chase illusions of motherships at the end of the pier.)
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For Kepler to work objects had to move in front of the star. Lots of stars obviously have orbiting planets tilted too far up to cross the line of sight. It means even more planets than Kepler found are out there.

Another source of error would be the size of the object. Too small and it's dimming of the starlight would be undetectable. Perhaps this is why the data is showing so many large planets.

4 posted on 07/12/2021 12:16:01 AM PDT by Nateman (If the Left is not screaming , you are doing it wrong.)
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