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Search for possible exomoons with FAST telescope

By SpaceRef Editor
September 18, 2017
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Dragan Lukic
(Submitted on 15 Sep 2017)

Our knowledge of the Solar System, encourages us to beleive that we might expect exomoons to be present around some of the known exoplanets. With present hardware and existing optical astronomy methods we shall not be able to find exomoons at least 10 years from now and even then, it will be a hard task to detect them. Using data from the Exoplanet Orbit Database (EOD) we find stars with Jovian exoplanets within 50 light years. Most of them will be fully accessible by the new radio telescope, The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) under construction, now in the test phase. We suggest radio astronomy based methods to search for possible exomoons around two exoplanets.

Comments:    6 pages, accepted for publication in Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Subjects:    Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as:    arXiv:1709.05127 [astro-ph.EP]
     (or arXiv:1709.05127v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Dragan Lukic
[v1] Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:45:10 GMT (27kb)

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