The Super Earths
01- K-11
02- Migrating Worlds
03- Gliese 581
04- Goldilocks
05- 51 Pegasi
06- Doppler Effect
07- Rhythmic Shift
08- Eccentric Giants
09- Transitters
10- Mu Arae
11- Intermediate World
12- Worlds Observed
13- Extra Solar Earths
14- Migrant Worlds
15- Accretion
16- Core Accretion
17- Disk Erosion
18- Planetary Embryos
19- The Protected Zone
20- Ecosphere
21- Ecosphere II
22- Beta Pictoris
23- Vanquishing Starlight
24- Red Edge / Earth Shine
25- Distant Continents
26- The Age of Stars
   

12 - Worlds Observed

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These are the types of worlds so far observed:

ROASTERS: gas planets in close orbits detected by rhythmic starlight shift but not directly seen, so their mass and orbit can be deduced but not their dimensions.

TRANSITTERS: roasters which pass in front of their star so that their dimensions can be seen more clearly.

ROCK WORLD ‘SUPER EARTHS’: smaller planets detected by both of the above means whose mass and dimensions suggest that they may be made of rock. But most are many times larger than this Earth.

 
  Alan Lambert 2011