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Extrasolar Planets Lab

Screenshot of portion of the simulator.
Screenshot of portion of the simulator.


The NAAP Extrasolar Planets Lab introduces the search for planets outside of our solar system using the Doppler and transit methods. It includes simulations of the observed radial velocities of singular planetary systems and introduces the concept of noise and detection.


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Details and resources for this lab – including demonstration guides, in-class worksheets, and technical documents – can be found on the instructor's page. Some resources are not available for all modules.

Student Guide

Extrasolar Planets (pdf)

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