12.425 | Fall 2007 | Undergraduate

Extrasolar Planets: Physics and Detection Techniques

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Lecture summary, written by a student. The focus of this lecture is to study and discuss exoplanet secondary eclipse light curves, review blackbody radiation, and determine how star?s and planet?s temperatures can be defined by the black body radiation curves. Students will define temperature and assess exoplanet temperature data reported in the news.

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Fall 2007
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