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Space.com have put together a gallery of exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) at http://www.space.com/13986-gallery-smallest-alien-planets-exoplanets.html

Some exoplanets have been discovered by monitoring the red/blue shift of the star, whereas others have been found by the transit method. The kepler space telescope is continuously monitoring a small patch of the sky for transits.

Here are some of the more interesting (and eye-catching pictures). Remember so far the best image of an extra-solar planets has been a diffraction blur, but even just as artist's impressions based upon the best current evidence, they are very impressive.

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Have a look at the Gallery at http://www.space.com/13986-gallery-smallest-alien-planets-exoplanets.html, it is very impressive.
Posted on Monday, April 9, 2012 9:27 PM | Back to top


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