Astronomy

Notes: 6F - Exoplanets

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  • Concepts
    • Exoplanets - Planets of other Stars
    • Transit Method - Searching for shadows of planets in front of their stars
    • Radial Velocity - Planets tug on their stars, making them wobble
    • Direct Imaging - Taking pictures with telescopes
    • Gravity Lensing - Light bends around gravity wells
  • Summary Questions / Tasks
    • Draw, Label and Explain a Diagram explaining how we use light in the Transit Method of Exoplanet discovery.
    • AND
    • Draw, Label and Explain a Diagram explaining how Barry-Centers are used in the Radial Velocity Method of Exoplanet discovery.