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April Fools on the Arxiv?
antipode
post Apr 1 2019, 04:30 AM
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Didn't really know where to put this at first, but it really should go here despite the title.

TESS Photometric Mapping of a Terrestrial Planet in the Habitable Zone: Detection of Clouds, Oceans, and Continents
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1903.12182.pdf

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Steve5304
post Apr 1 2019, 03:34 PM
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Looks like an april fools to me. "Sol D" being earth itself...

But i may have missed the point. ill admit i did not read entire thing.
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post Apr 1 2019, 04:43 PM
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QUOTE (Steve5304 @ Apr 1 2019, 07:34 AM) *
But i may have missed the point. ill admit i did not read entire thing.

I think this is an actual data analysis using stray light from the Earth as seen in the TESS data. More or less pointless, but real.

I'll admit I didn't read the whole thing in detail either. If it's a joke it seems to be very long but not that funny.


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