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Originally posted by paradigm619
There is a major flaw with the way the Kepler telescope finds planets...
...Well here's the problem. In order for this to work, Kepler, the planet, and the star need to be lined up almost exactly - at least within a few degrees. Otherwise, the planet could be orbiting a star and we'd never know it....
Now obviously there are plenty of stars in the sky, and chances are good that a great number of them are aligned correctly with Kepler's eye so that we can, in fact, find planets there. But I guess it just seems like they could have found a more solid methodology before launching a multi-billion dollar project.
Originally posted by LeoVirgo
Ummm.....these are huge!
Kinda speechless at the size of these