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Planetary Transits


Planetary Transits

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a visualization/simulation of how astronomers find extrasolar planets and measure their properties by observing transits and eclipses.  Also illustrates the principles of absorption and emission of blackbody radiation.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: April 05, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 05, 2011
Submitter: Richard McCray
Keywords: exoplanets


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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