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 discuss direct imaging of extrasolar planets. Students will become familiar with direct-imaging planet candidates, understand what is being measured when imaging the objects, and review the planet-star flux ratio with a wrap-up summary of how scientists are planning to use the direct-imaging technique to search for extrasolar Earth-twins.

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Fall 2007
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