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stop-action stop-gap

March 20th, 2006

stills from the 73526 animation

We’ve noticed that fresh content encourages regular return visits to oklo.org.

With that sentiment in mind, here’s a stop-action .mpeg4 animation of the newly discovered 2:1 resonant planetary system orbiting HD73526. The planets are represented by red and green peppercorns, and a kumquat stands in for the central star:

hd73526.mov

If the version above won’t load in your browser, try this one. Rest assured that the systemic team is hard at work on more substantive posts (including some very interesting new exoplanet-related results), so check back frequently!

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