Could Jupiter be detected from a distant planet?

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Could Jupiter be detected from a distant planet?
« on: 19/07/2012 06:48:41 »
If a civilisation existed near an extra-solar planet that we have been able to detect, would they be able to detect Jupiter using the same techniques?

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Re: Could Jupiter be detected from a distant planet?
« Reply #1 on: 19/07/2012 08:22:28 »
Yes if the conditions were right and the observers were patient.  Techniques are capable of detecting earth sized planets in earth like orbits as well provided the orientation is right for a transiting planet.

It now appears that as I have always expected almost all stars have planets round them.
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