Saturday, May 19, 2012

Kepler Mission: 1st Non-Transiting Planet Candidates

Kepler Mission Data Reveal First Non-Transiting Planet Candidates

By Mark Carreau

May 15 , 2012
HOUSTON — Researchers using observations gathered by NASA’s Kepler Telescope claim the first discovery of a non-transiting exoplanet, revealed through gravitational perturbations called transit timing variations, or TTVs.
The TTV technique, first proposed as a strategy for finding Earth-like exoplanets seven years ago, could reveal evidence of more extrasolar planets hidden away in existing Kepler observation data.

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