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Exoplanet Detection JS: Transit Method
written by Mario Belloni
The Exoplanet Detection JS: Transit Method model simulates the detection of exoplanets by using the transit method of detecting exoplanets. In this method, the light curve from a star, and how it changes over time due to exoplanet transits, is observed and then analyzed. In this simulation the exoplanet orbits the star (sun-sized) in circular motion via Kepler's third law.  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.  If the exoplanet is close enough to the central star, and has sufficient reflectivity, or albedo, it can reflect enough of the starlight to be seen on the light curve. In the simulation the star-exoplanet system is shown as seen from Earth (edge on view) but magnified greatly, and with the star and planet sizes not shown to the scale of the orbit. The radius of the central star (relative to the radius of Sun),semi-major axis of the exoplanet (in AU), radius of the exoplanet (relative to the radius of Jupiter), the exoplanet's albedo (reflectivity), and the inclination of the system relative to Earth can be changed.

The simulation will run on any platform with a recent JavaScript-enabled browser.
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
= Curricula
- Exoplanets
= Detection Methods
- Informal Education
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Demonstration
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/javascript
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Mario Belloni
Keywords:
EJS, Easy Java Simulations, JavaScript, OSP, Open Source Physics, detection, eclipse, exoplanet, transit
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Metadata instance created October 6, 2019 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
October 10, 2019 by Mario Belloni
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M. Belloni, Computer Program EXOPLANET DETECTION JS: TRANSIT METHOD, Version 1.0 (2019), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15166&DocID=5102).
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M. Belloni, Computer Program EXOPLANET DETECTION JS: TRANSIT METHOD, Version 1.0 (2019), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15166&DocID=5102>.
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Belloni, M. (2019). Exoplanet Detection JS: Transit Method (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved December 14, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15166&DocID=5102
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Belloni, Mario. "Exoplanet Detection JS: Transit Method." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15166&DocID=5102 (accessed 14 December 2019).
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Belloni, Mario. Exoplanet Detection JS: Transit Method. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2019. 14 Dec. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15166&DocID=5102>.
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