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Exoplanet Detection: Transit Method Feature Summary

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Featured Modeling
Title:
Exoplanet Detection: Transit Method
Description:
The Exoplanet Detection: Transit Method model simulates the detection of exoplanets by using the transit method. In this method, the light curve from a star, and how it changes over time due to exoplanet transits, is observed and then analyzed. When the exoplanet passes in front of the star (transits), it blocks part of the starlight. This decrease in starlight is shown on the graph.
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