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Finding exomoons with Kepler

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There's short post on exomoons on io9: http://io9.com/58133...lent-incubators While it sounds cool and most certainly many of gas giants in habitable zones may have suitable moons I'm very sceptical about possibility to detect them with Kepler. Here's my comment: I have strong doubt about possibility of detecting actual sizes and distances of those moons. That's because it most probably won't be a giant-moon systems but more like giant-30*moons systems. Given how our data comes only from short moments of transit and ammount of noise so many small bodies would give it's would be absurdly hard to match data with exact ammount, sizes and distances of many moons. And in solar system minimal number of moons for gas giant is 13.
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