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(Phys Org2)   NASA releases another 12 months of data from the Kepler Mission, which will help astronomers both professional and amateur search for exoplanets   (phys.org) divider line 12
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2012-10-29 05:51:37 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-10-29 06:11:52 PM  
How To Tell Them Apart (See, Kids, It's Easy)

Science: Spends millions on finding stuff out, shares it for free.

Religion: Pulls stuff out its arse for free, sells it for millions.
 
2012-10-29 06:18:25 PM  

orbister: How To Tell Them Apart (See, Kids, It's Easy)

Science: Spends millions on finding stuff out, shares it for free.

Religion: Pulls stuff out its arse for free, sells it for millions.


i've found a new religion, it's called smoke. just breathe it in. and get lung cancer
 
2012-10-29 06:19:47 PM  

orbister: How To Tell Them Apart (See, Kids, It's Easy)

Science: Spends millions on finding stuff out, shares it for free.

Religion: Pulls stuff out its arse for free, sells it for millions.


"Dammit Bill, why do you always do that?"
 
2012-10-29 06:47:07 PM  
How much do they make off those damned elf cookies that they can afford this kind of scientific exploration?
 
2012-10-29 06:55:23 PM  
Why don't they save the money in generating the data, and instead have someone just use a computer to make up the data? You know, like GISS does with the temperature anomaly spreadsheet.
 
2012-10-29 06:56:54 PM  
How much do they know about myanus?

I mean URanus!! The joke only works if I say Uranus..

stupid, stupid, stupid!

**runs off crying
 
2012-10-29 09:07:10 PM  
so the data is time series of light intensity, of 150K stars?

Someone (hopefully BadAstronomy) fill me in on some of the algorithms please! Won't this data be VERY periodic? Won't all the standard DSP tools apply here? FFT, with one of those spiffy windows (blackman, hann, hamming?). ARMA? LSMYWE???
 
2012-10-29 10:21:21 PM  

simusid: so the data is time series of light intensity, of 150K stars?

Someone (hopefully BadAstronomy) fill me in on some of the algorithms please! Won't this data be VERY periodic? Won't all the standard DSP tools apply here? FFT, with one of those spiffy windows (blackman, hann, hamming?). ARMA? LSMYWE???


On planethunters, I was one of the users who spotted a probable planet with an orbit of 183-185 days (eliptical orbit), and another possible in an eclipsing binary system with a gas giant transiting every 63 days. They've not been confirmed, but there are a lot of possibles that will likely be fleshed out and confirmed soon. I'm hoping this data set might have some of the juicy stuff with possible Goldilocks planets.
 
2012-10-29 10:24:06 PM  

KumquatMay: [imgs.xkcd.com image 390x548]


gifsforum.com
 
2012-10-30 01:01:44 AM  
I wanna go to the moon. Let's get busy, NASA.
 
2012-10-30 07:32:18 AM  

doglover: I wanna go to the moon. Let's get busy, NASA.


We are not building another moon set.
 
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