Planet detection via star distortion

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Planet detection via star distortion

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 18th December 2008, 9:06 pm

http://arxiv.org/abs/0812.3641

They claim that photometrically observing the distortion of the shape of the star due to a planet's gravitational influence can yield planet detections. They acknowledge that this would be extremely hard, and probably possible only in extreme cases.

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