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In the first part of the model, a set of differential equations estimates the growth of the FtsZ ring by polymerization. In the second part, a geometric model of filament bending simulates the ring, gradually pinching the ellipsoidal cell near its midpoint until the organism splits into two daughter cells. Gene transcription and translation—the steps that make many of the proteins needed for cell growth and duplication—are simulated by multipart algorithms that include Markov models (which track over time the states of the enzymes that copy genes from DNA into RNA), prob­abilistic binding of these enzymes to the DNA, and linear programming to allocate energy and other resources.

As the pair flies by (2), the larger planet could pull in one of the objects and fling the other off into space (3). Captured moons that come from binary planet systems could also be relatively large. com/jan2014/exomoons © 2013 Scientific American orbit. This inherent uncertainty makes it quite difficult to characterize any given exomoon through timing alone. Yet if astronomers manage to pin down a planet-moon system’s orbital configuration through timing effects, as well as the moon’s dip in a light curve, they can establish masses for the system’s moon, the planet and the star.

He has reason to be circumspect. Any claim of an exomoon discovery would be controversial, not only because the work is difficult but also because the find potentially has profound implications. For instance, Kipping explains, Kepler-22b resides in its star’s habitable zone, the region where liquid water could exist. The planet is so large it is likely to be an inhospitable, gas-shrouded orb rather than a rocky, terrestrial world like Earth. If, however, Kepler-22b has a massive lunar companion, that moon might be a pleasant place to live and a possible target for future astronomical searches for extraterrestrial life and intelligence.

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