Monday, July 2, 2012

How to Weigh Non-Transiting Exoplanets

"At this point, we know very little about the actual masses of the extrasolar planets we've identified so far. The techniques used to study these planets only give astronomers a general idea of the object's mass, and researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science sought to remedy that in a new study. "

Source: Softpedia News
Link: http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Weight-Non-Transiting-Exoplanets-278527.shtml