posted on Apr, 22 2014 @ 06:11 AM
It seems like I've joined the party late here with this thread. Whilst I watched the teleconference I didn't get chance to post here after.
thank you for your wonderful posts! Your eNthusiam really is inspiring! Two things that came up in your posts in this thread -
1. That recent KOI list you posted and how far down Kepler 186f was. It really does look promising in terms of more announcements like Kepler 186f.
2. The possibility of them using Hubble to determine the mass of Kepler 186f. How exactly would they do this? A closer look at the orbits of the
system? Could Hubble take spectra of Kepler 186f. I suppose that would be wishful thinking!
I just love how it's likely that much more of these planets could exist within 10 odd light years of where we are. We truly do live in exciting times,
documentaries in the future will look back on this time and remark how 17-4-14 truly was one of a handful of significant dates in our understanding of
life beyond our planet.
Jadestar, another quick question if I may... What is the current status of the proposed 'K2' mission? I keep reading loads of conflicting reports
about this, can't seem to get any definitive answers. Also, could the K2 extended mission be used to gather new data about Kepler 186f?
Thanks again Jadestar for your truly fascinating posts
Ross 54 -
Thanks for clearing up the whole tidal locking thing, I'll have to look up Dr. Isaac Asimov's book, seems right up my street. I hope Kepler 186f isn't
tidally locked, increases the chance for life to exist. Also increases the chances that more discoveries like Kepler 186f around M Dwarf stars will
not be tidally locked. I hope so anyway.
Soylent Green Is People -
Thanks for your explanation of the detection techniques. How likely is it that radial velocity will be used on planets like kepler 186f?
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