archiv~1.txt: SETI Extrasolar Planets

SETI Extrasolar Planets

Brian Straight ( (no email) )
Tue, 2 Mar 1999 11:55:16 -0500

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There was a nice, succinct piece in today's New York Times on Extrasolar =
planets and the challenges they present to current theories of solar =
system evolution. At no point, however, did the article question the =
validity of the data--the assumption was that observational deductions =
of hot jupiters (etc.) in tight or highly elliptical orbits (etc.) were =
valid.

My question is for those who are familiar with the intersices of this =
research--just how comfortable are most professional astronomers with =
the validity of the methodology used to detect extrasolar planets, and =
how satisfied are they with the quality of data received?

Brian

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