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written by Richard McCray and Andrew Koelemay
This applet demonstrates how astronomers measure the properties of extra-solar planets by detecting planetary transits and eclipses. The applet shows a planet in orbit around a star. A graph plots the total brightness of the star as the planet orbits around it. The user can control the star's radius, the star's temperature, the planet's radius, the orbital radius and the albedo.

This is part of a larger collection of applets by STEM Colorado focused mostly on topics in astronomy.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.4.2_06 of Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Exoplanets
= Detection Methods
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- application/java
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© 2004 Richard McCray
Keywords:
detection method, exoplanet, extrasolar planet, planetary transit
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 29, 2008 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
October 22, 2008 by Chris Irwin
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AIP Format
R. McCray and A. Koelemay, (2004), WWW Document, (http://scatter.colorado.edu/STEM-TPSoft/java/javaapps/simpleplanetarytransits/simpleplanetarytransits.jnlp).
AJP/PRST-PER
R. McCray and A. Koelemay, STEM Colorado: Simplified Planetary Transits (2004), <http://scatter.colorado.edu/STEM-TPSoft/java/javaapps/simpleplanetarytransits/simpleplanetarytransits.jnlp>.
APA Format
McCray, R., & Koelemay, A. (2008, August 29). STEM Colorado: Simplified Planetary Transits. Retrieved August 30, 2014, from http://scatter.colorado.edu/STEM-TPSoft/java/javaapps/simpleplanetarytransits/simpleplanetarytransits.jnlp
Chicago Format
McCray, Richard, and Andrew Koelemay. STEM Colorado: Simplified Planetary Transits. August 29, 2008. http://scatter.colorado.edu/STEM-TPSoft/java/javaapps/simpleplanetarytransits/simpleplanetarytransits.jnlp (accessed 30 August 2014).
MLA Format
McCray, Richard, and Andrew Koelemay. STEM Colorado: Simplified Planetary Transits. 2004. 29 Aug. 2008. 30 Aug. 2014 <http://scatter.colorado.edu/STEM-TPSoft/java/javaapps/simpleplanetarytransits/simpleplanetarytransits.jnlp>.
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@misc{ Author = "Richard McCray and Andrew Koelemay", Title = {STEM Colorado: Simplified Planetary Transits}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {30 August 2014}, Month = {August 29, 2008}, Year = {2004} }
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