Author Archives: Hanno Rein

Exoplanet iPad Application (Update)

An update of the Exoplanet App for iPhone/iPod has hit the AppStore. I now features an illustration of the orbits in a planetary systems with an estimate of the habitable zone. Furthermore, native iPad support has been included. Update: A … Continue reading

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iPhone App: Copernicus

Another iPhone application has reached the AppStore: Copernicus. You can build your own solar system and test it’s stability. It includes 6 levels, more are coming shortly.

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I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. I am working on a broad variety of topics in theoretical astrophysics associated with the formation, evolution, and physical properties of planets and planetary systems. For more information on my … Continue reading

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The planetary system HD45364

The picture shows the star HD45364 which is slightly smaller than our sun. There are also two planets orbiting this star. Unfortunately, they are not visible in the picture because they are too small and the star is too bright. … Continue reading

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Zattoo in fullscreen

If you ever used the web interface of you probably noticed the annoying left and top bars with advertisement and the lack of a fullscreen mode. Here is a small bookmarklet that gets rid of all the mess: javascript:(function(){ … Continue reading

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