KOI 74b and 81b update

You remember Astronomical Mysteries no. 4? Well a small update is due…

…apparently, there’s a a new theory doing the rounds that the two hot companions might actually be small white dwarfs rather than a wholly-new class of objects. In which case the hotness problem is a lot less, well, problematic.

However, this does show why new missions like Kepler and so on are exciting. This is science in action…


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