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Unformatted text preview: The Doppler technique yields only planet masses and orbits. Transit photometry allows us to measure the planets radius. Size of the planet is estimated from the amount of starlight it blocks. They allow us to calculate the density of the planet. In February Kepler released 1,235 planetary candidates discovered in the first four months of science ops. Includes: 68 Earth-sized 288 super-Earth sized 662 Neptune sized 165 Jupiter sized 54 in habitable zones 170 stars with multiple planets...
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- Spring '08