Release No.: 2006-23
For Release: Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm
Massive Planet Found by Astronomers Using Novel Network of Tiny Telescopes
In a transit measurement, astronomers cannot see the image of the planet directly. Instead, they measure the slight dimming of the light of the distant star as the planet passes across the face of it.
J. Hall, Lowell Observatory
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