Planet Hunting Model

Explore how a star's movement and light intensity are affected by an orbiting planet. Explore some characteristics of stars and planets that are important to habitability potential.

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How do scientists detect planets around distant stars? Use this model to explore how a star’s movement and light intensity are affected by an orbiting planet. Explore the effects of changing the orbiting angle (tilt), type, and size of the planet on the star’s velocity and light intensity. Use the habitability analyzer to determine whether the planet could harbor life.

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© Copyright The Concord Consortium

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<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Planet Hunting Model. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2016, June 10.</a>

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Planet Hunting Model (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, June 10), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Planet Hunting Model (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, June 10), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Planet Hunting Model. (2016, June 10). Retrieved 2017, June 25, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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High-Adventure ScienceThis resource is a part of the Concord Consortium's High-Adventure Science project.

Grade Level
Middle School, High School, Higher Education
Subject
Earth and Space Science
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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