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Learning Exercise: Planetary transits

Title:
Planetary transits
Material:
Description:
A learning exercise based on the planetary transits applet. Learning goals: 1. To understand how astronomers detect extrasolar planets by measuring transits in the light curve of the companion star 2. To understand the effects of uncertainty in measurement 3. To understand how the planet's temperature and emission spectrum is controlled by absorption and reemission of stellarradiation.

Info

Submitted by:
Richard McCray
Date Last Modified:
April 05, 2011

Exercise

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Audience

  • College General Ed
  • College Lower Division
  • College Upper Division
  • High School

Topics

Extra-solar planets

Type of Task

  • Unsupervised