00:01    |    
Initial credits 
00:06    |    
The purpose of starting the search of their own planet 
Investigation of the shortage of information pertaining the search of a new Earth
01:53    |    
The Kepler planet candidates in the galaxy
The earth analog box and the development of extrapolation
Model of the transit and the Kepler data 
The improving of the accuracy and precision of the observation regarding transits 
The Kepler planet-detection pipeline and its limitations 
The artificial limit of detecting planets
The Kepler data archive 
The Kepler science center 
PIKE, a new software for Kepler planet research
12:55    |    
The three different types of data 
Kepler field
Open clusters 
Perfect optimization of the targets by tradeoff
Problem of memory and storage in studying space
Photometry archive 
Analyzing the pixel images 
Simple aperture photometry  
Light curve product 
21:14    |    
Analysis of an eclipsing binary 
The production of systematic noise and its correction
The archived light curve 
25:24    |    
Aperture photometry 
Qualities of PIKE data reduction software
The flux optimization of the object of study 
The change of space field focus and its equilibrium 
The statistical time series light curve 
Change of method and its different solutions 
Ensemble co-trending of light curves 
The common trend of light curves 
Co-trending base vector analysis 
Light curve analysis and the elimination of systematics
Characterization of transit strips in polynomial functions
42:43    |    
Point-spread function (PSF) photometry 
A different type of photometric analysis 
Point-spread function (PSF) fitting 
Different elimination of contaminants between methods of analysis 
Quantification relevant to the analysis methods of the precision of the light curves
Exercise of the community for finding analog planets 
The improvement of Kepler precision by point-spread function (PSF) photometry 
Properties of the Kepler targets in the input catalog 
Artifact of the process for the characterization of stars 
Other uses for the point-spread function (PSF) 
Confusion of data and the effect on the depth of the transit 
Point-spread function (PSF) photometry and flux systematic
Legacy exo-planet Archive 
Threshold crossing event (TCE) in the exo-planet archive 
Finding the earth analogs 
01:03:48    |    
Future transit-detection mission
Exploiting the data of the Kepler mission 
Predicted transiting exo-planet survey satellite (TESS) yield
Chemistry of exoplanet atmospheres 
Kepler's second exoplanet mission in 2014
Change of methodology in finding earth analogs 
Concentration of two new types of analysis
Dark energy
01:14:54    |    
Final words 
01:16:21    |    
Final credits




Exoplanet Detection: Find your Own Planet

13 de diciembre de 2013   | Vistas: 116 |  

Martin Still delivers a lecture meant to show students how easy it is for anyone to find and validate their own planet, given the universal availability of transit data collected by the Kepler telescope (See: Exoplanet Detection: The Scientific Yield of Kepler). This allows any individual to contribute to the field of exoplanets, specifically in the ever-continuing search of a body that shares Earth’s stellar temperature, planet size, and orbit size.

Still describes the basic how-tos of detecting planets, in order to make the most efficient use of the available data. He introduces websites and tools that will provide those interested with guidelines, manuals, and software specific to the science of exoplanet detection. The audience learns to interpret and manage irregularities in the data, and the concepts of eclipsing binaries, aperture photometry, and point-spread function photometry. The secret lies in learning how to correct for glitches to extract high-quality light curves. Future missions associated to Kepler will provide new, exciting data spectrums to work with.

By the end of this presentation, the inspired user understands key the tips and starters to finding their own planet. Given these tools, the accessibility of this information allows anyone to participate in the search of an Earth twin.

Martin Still is Program Scientist for the Astrophysics Division within the Science Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space…


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