Rocky! CoRoT-Exo-7b update with Malcolm Fridlund…via Facebook
found us a new home already?
Not unless you like 2000K in the shadow
but it is indeed rocky
and more rocky than Mars
you know that I’m from the south…I would be at home there…lol
more rocky than mars?!
more like Mercury, Venus or Earth.
wow…those are indeed hot news…
yep, 1.6 earth radii and 5.8 earth masses is 5.7g cm-3
and mars is only 4
hey…let me just get that straight…
but as I said – a bit to sunny
good for a nice tan…
well, for our next trick I want the same rock!
a bit further out
so we keep looking
oh I see…
but no hints yet…
nope, it took us 1 year of follow-up for this one
yes I know…
and we have several candidates so we need to pick the right one
maybe there is one though.
several candidates on the same system, is that it?
well, yes and no.
There are more planets in the same system but they are Neptunes…
but we have more systems.
and in those are possible rocky candidates?
the size is right – only need to find out if they are indeed planets.