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Choose your words wisely

Have you heard about the Up-goer Five contest? The challenge is to explain your research using only the 1000 most commonly used words. Here's what my research group is up to this week. Also check out Prof. Wright's research statement.

The space team put a far-looking light cup in space to get light from stars. The light cup looks for star light to get smaller when a world goes in front of a star. We make sure that the light-small that is seen is really from a world and not from a star around a star. We also see how big the star is and what it is made out of and how hot it is. To do these things we use big light-cups on the ground. We then see how long it takes for the world to go around the star, how far the world is from the star, and how big the world is. Sometimes the world is smaller than our world, and that makes us very happy to share what we found with people on this world. It would make us especially happy if the world was both small and warm enough for water. We hope that the light cup works for four more years.


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