Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Search for possible exomoons with FAST telescope

Search for possible exomoons with FAST telescope 


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.

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