This news is AMAZING.
A screenshot from the NASA announcement of Kepler-16 b showing Luke Skywalker on Tatooine
NASA, headed by the Kepler team recently announced the discovery of Kepler-16b, an exoplanet which orbits two binary stars. Some [...]
There has recently been a lot of talk in the media about the discovery of new Super-Earths (ESO, BBC). The Kepler team has also announced that they will be┬árevealing new discoveries tomorrow.┬áIn this post I thought I might write about the [...]
An artists impression of ultracool dwarfs, and how they might look like to the naked eye, should you ever travel out into space to have a look at them directly. The hotter ultracool dwarf is on the left. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Exomoons are moons expected to orbit exoplanets. Although no exomoon discovery has been published to date, there is no doubt that we will find them.
In a recent paper by Simon et. al titeled: Signals of exomoons in averaged lig [...]
Here I will go through the steps I use when deciding on which exoplanet to observe using an amateur telescope.
Step 1: Find objects which are bright enough.
Go to the exoplanets.org/table and from the drop down menu on the upper left choose [...]
The last couple of days I have spent learning Autodesk Maya which is a 3D computer graphics software. The motivation behind it was to be able to illustrate and animate exoplanet science. Below are a few of my initial results.
I learned a [...]