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Starlight Reflection Could Yield Exoplanet Maps

By Ker Than
Editor's Note: This article was provided by Inside Science. The original is here. (ISNS) -- Astronomers could one day create rough maps of far-away planets using information taken from starlight reflection, determining the balance of oceans, lands and overhanging clouds. The software can take a point of reflected starlight from an exoplanet to tease apart the unique signals required to form a... (Read Full Article)