ESA’s PLATO deep-space observatory to join hunt for new planets
The telescope, known as Plato, monitors thousands of bright stars in a large part of the sky, hoping to discover planets of the size that could house foreigners.
NASA’s Kepler mission has recently launched what it calls the most complete and detailed catalog of candidate exoplanets.
Ten of these new worlds are close to Earth and are located in the habitable zone of their star, a location that allows liquid water on the surface of a terrestrial world.
The first detection of gravitational waves by the infrared detector of the Earth Observatory Laser Interferometer (LIGO) in 2015 gave impetus to LISA followed the success of the last year of the LISA Pathfinder mission to ESA, a demonstrator The technology that would be required For the large-scale detector.
This is how scientists came in the 4034 planetary candidates from Kepler’s four-year observation campaign in the constellation Cygnus.
Of these, 2,355 were verified as exoplanets.
The spacecraft will have 26 telescopes and join NASA’s Kepler Observatory as a spacecraft dedicated to the quest for exoplanets, planets that spin around other stars than our sun.
The output of the catalog also marks the beginning of the mission for which he worked for almost a decade, KPCC said.
The new findings published by Kepler June 19, 2017 have implications for understanding the frequency of different types of planets in our galaxy and how the planets form.
And the main ingredient that is essential for the existence of life and without which life can not exist liquid water and this is seen on these “rocky” earth planets. “We were able to see details we could not before.”
The last batch of data has found 219 exoplanets. Its advanced technology will allow the device to look across the gamut of stars and planetary systems through our galactic neighborhood. T
The team used observations of the stars – and how the planets have affected this light – to determine the sizes of the planets.
They observe the regions of the sky for two years using the transit detection method, which consists of finding a periodic oscillation of the light of a star caused by a planet passing in front of, or in transit to the star. Originally planned as a joint mission of ESA and NASA, the United States Agency withdrew in 2011 due to budget problems.
“The catalog opens the possibility of studying the evolution of planetary systems,” says Pagano. Exoplanet science is now one of the fastest growing fields in astronomy.