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Unformatted text preview: 1/15/12 PES 105 Other Solar Systems and Life PES 105 Fall 2001 P L General Astronom I
Other Solar S stems and Life
Planets Around other Stars :
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How do we "s e e " othe r plane ts ?
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D ? A G D ? Life in the Uni ers e:
www.uccs.edu/ tchriste/courses/PES105/105lectures/105leclife.html 2/3 1/15/12 PES 105 Other Solar Systems and Life text: Essay 3 "Life in the Universe" p. 539 (p. 529 in 2nd ed)
some of the planets around other stars are at distances where they should have suitable temperatures to have life References :
Othe r s olar s s te ms :
brief overview of finding planets in other solar systems: http://isi9.mtwilson.edu/ david/planets.html
very complete resource on planets in other solar systems: http://www.obspm.fr/encycl/encycl.html
possible image of a planet in another solar system: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap980529.html
space interferometry - how do we find planets in other solar systems:
microlensing - another way to find planets iin other solar systems: http://www.astro.rug.nl/ planet/
Life in the Unive rs e :
Sky and Telescope's SETI home page: http://www.skypub.com/news/special/seti_toc.html
Sky and Telescope - excellent special report on life in other solar systems:
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