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Exoplanet Brightness Dip During Transit

Exoplanet Brightness Dip During Transit

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Exoplanet Brightness Dip During Transit
As an exoplanet transits its host star, the star's brightness temporarily dips. Measuring the brightness change helps scientists determine the exoplanet's diameter.

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