Extraterrestrial Life: NASA Announces 11 Planetary Systems Hosting 26 Planets WWW.GOODNEWS.WS

goodnews.ws Keplers Planetary Systems in Motion; The animation shows an overhead view of the orbital position of the planets in systems with multiple transiting planets discovered by NASAs Kepler mission as of Jan. 2012. All the colored planets have been verified. More vivid colors indicate planets that have been confirmed by their gravitational interactions with each other or the star. Several of these systems contain additional planet candidates (shown in grey) that have not yet been verified. Credit: NASA AmesDan Fabrycky, UC Santa Cruz. – Transit Timing Variations; The animation shows the difference between planet transit timing of single and multiple planet system. In tightly packed planetary systems, the gravitational pull of the planets among themselves causes one planet to accelerate and another planet to decelerate along its orbit. The acceleration causes the orbital period of each planet to change. Kepler detects this effect by measuring the change known as Transit Timing Variations (TTVs). Credit: NASA AmesKepler mission. Extraterrestrial Life: NASA Announces 11 Planetary Systems Hosting 26 Planets; NASAs Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets. These discoveries nearly double the number of verified Kepler planets and triple the number of stars known to have more than one planet that transits, or passes in front of, its host star. Such systems will help astronomers better understand how planets form. The planets <b>…<b>

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  1. As my highschool physics teacher always used to say: "ALWAYS show your units!"
    That´╗┐ is why you FAIL.

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