October 23, 2002
Dust Discs To Discover Planets Around Other Stars

Planets create characteristic dust patterns around stars:

The new technique, pioneered by University of Rochester astronomer Alice Quillen and graduate student Stephen Thorndike and described in the current issue of The Astrophysical Journal Letters, instead is based on studies of patterns in dust discs associated with planet-bearing stars.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2002 October 23 10:56 PM  Space Exploration

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