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Elements S4 • E67

The Secret to Planet Formation Might Be Hiding in the ‘Fulton Gap’

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Published on Jul 3, 2019

There are over 2,300 exoplanets that have been discovered, but there seems to be a gap in the data. Why is this and what can it tell us about our universe?

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"It’s been dubbed the Fulton gap, after Benjamin Fulton, lead author on a paper describing it. The Kepler data show that planets of a certain size-range are rare – those between 1.5 and 2 times the size of Earth."

As Planet Discoveries Pile Up, a Gap Appears in the Pattern
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"Dragomir said the radius gap points to possible rules both about how planets are formed, and what happens to them early on."

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https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/news/1556...
"The discoveries range from Earth-sized rocky bodies to intermediate-sized "super-Earths" and "mini-Neptunes" to gaseous planets the size of Jupiter."

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