KOI 326.01: The cream of the new Kepler crop


15 Responses to “KOI 326.01: The cream of the new Kepler crop”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh bloody hell. And I thought people ‘buying’ stars was bad. Watch as suckers are lured into the speculative interplanetary realestate market.

    ‘All this can be yours for thirty low payments of $99.99!’

  2. Anonymous says:

    And this, my scientist friends, is why you don’t make boneheaded announcments until a second run of the data has been made. The headlines a couple months ago were how a planet was found with a 100% chance of harboring life.

    Now it is just another rock.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I humbly submit LV-426 (Hadley’s Hope) as a candidate name. You can send me as company rep for the Weyland Yutani Construction Company to mine the place.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Casting my vote for either Wunderland, Norstrilia, or Caladan.

  5. Jason330 says:

    It is going to need a better name than “KOI 314.02.” I respectfully submit, “Lovemesexy KOI 314″ or simply, “Lovemesexy”

  6. Jason330 says:

    Oh, how I wish I had the web chops to set up a quick planet naming registry. I’d charge people $50.00 to register the name of the planet and give 75% to the Delaware Science Teachers Association.

    KOI 1503.00 now you are called…Minos Korva
    KOI 1026.00 now you are named… Omega IV

    on and on…

  7. Stefan Jones says:

    Regarding KOI 1026.00:

    “I’d buy that for a dollar!”

  8. zapan says:

    That classification would confuse news-gits like crazy.
    Get ready to end up with titles like “Black market planet trade unveiled” if they ever see that.
    Meanwhile, I’m french and j’exige a food guide metaphor chart, eg : KOI 326.01 is just like a classic yet tasty soufflé aux truffes with poached lobster, I give it to stars and a half.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It says something that KOI just makes me think of a punched paper tape reader.

  10. Pantograph says:

    Sure they may look cheap but the shipping costs are rumored to be astronomical.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Is there anywhere we can see these tables in full, or do we have to wait for the paper to be published? I would like to be able to point to the specific stars, draw concept art, and so forth.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I’m confused. If 326.01 is the first identified transit candidate around KOI 326, what is 1026.00? The zeroeth candidate around KOI 1026?

  13. The Chemist says:

    Wait until the International Star Registry finds out about this.

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