Off-season, but still two proposals in two days.
So, oh Mighty iPod - given them vagaries of panels and those who run them, how will they dispose of what we propose?
Whoosh goes the randomizer.
The Covering: World is Full of Crashing Bores - Morrissey
The Crossing: A New England - Billy…
The planet-hunting spacecraft known as Kepler has detected the first definitive exoplanet in a binary star system, and lead author Dr. Laurance Doyle has all the details on Life at the SETI Institute. He writes, "Perhaps half the stars in the galaxy are in double star systems. Understanding that…
Kepler 10-b, announced at the Annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society today, has a mass of 4.6 Earth masses and a radius of 1.4 Earth radii. Density of 8.8
Kepler 10b: Exoplanet Catalog
Kepler Mission website - 700 more to go.
Kepler 10b - Mission catalog data
20 hour orbital period…
Final session of ExSSII on Earths, Super-Earths and Habitability
Dimitar Sasselov - high density exoplanets
HAT-P-20b - 14 gm/cc - hot 7 M_J giant planet, no prob modeling as degenerate H/He core
Kepler-10b - 9 gm/cc - rocky
Earth's central density 13 gm/cc
Super-Earths expected to…