Re: Gamma Orionis (Bellatrix)

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Posted by Paul A Brierley at 06:57 on 2012 Feb 22

Hi Astrid,The only way we’ll know, whether Bellatrix has a planet, or planets. Is by observations using the transit method.Where, you watch the star dim, as a planet transit’s the solar disk.Kepler isn’t able to see this region of sky, because it is pointing at a small patch of space in Cygnus.The chances of there being life on such a planet. Your guess is as good as mine.But I would like to think so…