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published by the Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska
written by Kevin M. Lee
This simulation introduces the search for planets outside of our solar system using the Doppler and transit methods. It includes simulations of the observed radial velocities of singular planetary systems and introduces the concept of noise and detection. In the simulations you can control the stellar and planetary properties and the system orientation. You can then observe how the graph is affected. Instructor resources are available including student manuals, assessment materials, and a list of the assumptions used.

This is part of a collection of astronomy applets.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Exoplanets
= Detection Methods
= Properties
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Gravity
= Orbits
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Center of Mass
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2007 University of Nebraska
Permission is granted to use for noncommercial purposes as long as it remains unmodified.
Keywords: Doppler radial velocity method, exoplanet, extrasolar planet, light curve, transit method
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created August 20, 2008 by Alea Smith
Record Updated: Jan 27, 2012 by Caroline Hall
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June 30, 2008
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K. Lee, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2007), WWW Document, (http://astro.unl.edu/naap/esp/esp.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
K. Lee, Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Extrasolar Planets Lab, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2007), <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/esp/esp.html>.
APA Format
Lee, K. (2008, June 30). Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Extrasolar Planets Lab. Retrieved November 29, 2014, from Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/esp/esp.html
Chicago Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Extrasolar Planets Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, June 30, 2008. http://astro.unl.edu/naap/esp/esp.html (accessed 29 November 2014).
MLA Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Extrasolar Planets Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, 2007. 30 June 2008. 29 Nov. 2014 <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/esp/esp.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Kevin Lee", Title = {Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Extrasolar Planets Lab}, Publisher = {Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {29 November 2014}, Month = {June 30, 2008}, Year = {2007} }
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