April 21, 2018

Citizen scientists comb through data from distant stars, discover five planets

13 January 2018, 03:32 | Edward Lowe

Caltech K2-138

Caltech           K2-138

Once it was enough to find planets outside our Solar System, but with thousands of exoplanets confirmed, it's now possible to learn something about how they are organized.

"If we find one potentially rocky exoplanet that's too hot to be habitable, it might be worthwhile to search for additional planets in that system, because there might be a similarly sized planet in the habitable zone waiting to be discovered". There's no way water would exist on the surface, as portrayed here. Each planet comes incredibly close to its star, streaking around in just 13 days at most - a whirlwind of an orbit compared with Earth's 365-day year, they said. The central star is slightly smaller and cooler than our Sun.

The alien worlds, all orbiting a Sun-like star located within the constellation Aquarius, are considered super- Earths, sizing in at two to three times larger than our own planet, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the U.S. said.

These planets are mostly located between 1,000 and 4,000 light-years away from Earth. Exoplanets that have been classified as super-Earths are two-three times larger in size than Earth. Due to their close proximity to the star, these planets are nearly certainly uninhabitable.

Newell Brands (NWL) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
Vident Inv Advisory Limited Liability Co invested in 0.02% or 7,179 shares. 7,714 were reported by Commonwealth Equity Services. Janus Henderson Group PLC's holdings in Newell Brands were worth $5,491,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

First, exoplanets of the same size tended to group together, much in the same way that planets in the Solar System do. It shows us yet another way that star systems can be configured.

Citizen scientists have discovered five tightly packed planets outside our solar system, almost 620 light years from Earth, using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope. Astronomers, whether they be professionals or amateurs, look at these measurements in hopes of finding dips in a star's luminosity.

In April 2017, the Exoplanet Explorers project was featured on the Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) program Stargazing Live.

At least 10 users would have to look at a potential signal, and 90 per cent of these users would have to vote "yes", for researchers to consider the signal for further analysis.

Lear (LEA) Upgraded to Strong-Buy at ValuEngine
Ngp Mr Management Llc increased its stake in Mplx Lp (MPLX) by 11.37% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. It is positive, as 9 investors sold AM shares while 29 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 135 raised stakes.

"What's exciting is that we found this unusual system with the help of the general public". "But those can take a while to validate, to make sure that it really is a real planet and not a false alarm".

"That's a really tantalising clue that we may be missing more planets in this system". When the terrestrial planets were still forming, Jupiter and Saturn scattered the protoplanets and increased the number of collisions among them. A fifth planet was also discovered on the same chain, with hints of a sixth as well.

Sorting through the upvoted, crowdsourced data, Christiansen eventually found a star with four planets orbiting it. Christainsen and the Expoplanet Explorers had stumbled upon the first system of exo-planets that was discovered entirely by crowdsourcing.

Citizen scientists have struck again. We need to find even more planets - and hopefully next time the planets will be a bit more. hospitable.

Helen Mirren doesn't want to be remembered as The Queen
Meanwhile, Donald looked dapper in a black suit and purple scarf as he posed next to the Hollywood starlet. The age-defying star completed her look with nude-coloured strap heels, a clutch bag and dangly earrings.

A study describing the system has been accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal.

Other News

Trending Now

Is Buying Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) Here Good Idea?
Cowen reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $320.00 target price on shares of Boeing in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Finally, CWH Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Boeing during the second quarter valued at $134,000.

Two teenagers are suspected of killing a homeless Moroccan man in December
For the record, the two alleged murderers were seen throwing firecrackers at Fdil days before the incident. According to Verona Sera , the man became stuck in the auto window as he tried to escape the fire.

Emma Roberts looks completely different with micro-bangs
Emma's go-to hairstylist and Nine Zero One salon co-owner, Nikki Lee , was behind the transformation. "He got nominated. Of course, it helps to be as gorgeous as Roberts to pull off this epic fringe.

Destiny 2 Xur Location and Inventory Guide for January 12
The Colony is one of the Exotic grenade launchers in Destiny 2 , and it's now in stock at your favorite vendor. Players can also buy Fated Engrams , which contain a new not-yet-obtained Exotic, for 97 Legendary Shards.

Liverpool have named their price for Daniel Sturridge
That is four less than he returned alongside Luis Suarez in the fateful 2013-14 campaign in which they nearly won the title. Sturridge has struggled with multiple injury issues in recent seasons and has failed to play on a consistent basis.

Alex Smith named to the Pro Bowl replacing Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers
He also finished the year third with a 67.5 percent completion rate, eighth in passing yards, and ninth in touchdown passes. All three Pro Bowl noms have come in his five season tenure with the Chiefs, including his first season in 2013.

Critical Comparison: Cirrus Logic, Inc. (CRUS) vs. Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (UCTT)
The stock has relative volume of 0.72. 19,029 shares were sold by Speirs David, worth $457,474. (NASDAQ: UCTT ) for 29,316 shares. On Tuesday, October 31st, Ronald D'ercole sold 5,202 shares of Ultra Clean stock. (NASDAQ: UCTT ) rating on Friday, July 24.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) Stock Price While Sentiment Worsens
It turned negative, as 63 investors sold GS shares while 427 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 285 raised stakes. Vertical Group upgraded shares of Goldman Sachs Group from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, December 29th.

Missouri Gov. Accused Of Blackmail Allegedly Slapped Ex-Lover
The claim that this almost three-year old story has generated or should generate law enforcement interest is completely false. In a recording obtained by News 4, the woman says to her then husband that she had a sexual encounter with Greitens.

Veteran BBC Presenter Humphrys in Hot Water Over Gender Pay Gap Joke
In an open letter issued the night before , Gracie had accused the corporation of having a "secretive and illegal pay culture". The BBC told the Daily Telegraph that Humphrys would still be allowed to present pieces on gender pay following the leak.