Posts tagged with: exocast

Exocast-21b

In the 21st episode of Exocast: Hannah talks about planet formation; Andrew discusses the potential habitability of planets on eccentric orbits; Hugh disseminates a backlog of exciting exoplanet news from the past two months including discoveries, planet characterization, and community debate; Andrew adds the eponymous Kepler-21b as the newest member of the Exocast adopted planets gang;   http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/exocast_21b_v2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-20b: The ExoCup

  In the 20th episode of Exocast we discuss all things #ExoCup What is the ExoCup? How was it conceived? What was the result? Why was it so stressful for the Exocast crew? We take a voxbox from some members of the exoplanet community on their opinions of the ExoCup (inc. Dr. Jessie Christiansen, Dr. Nikole Lewis, Dr. Natalie Batalha, Dr. Abhi Rajan); Andrew reports on the months interesting exoplanetary news that was still churning

The Exocast Exoplanet #ExoCup

The Exocast Exoplanet #ExoCup  Head-to-head fight to the finish. 32 exoplanets go in one becomes the champion! You can see fun facts about all of our competing exoplanets by checking out the Exocast ExoCup cards. The #ExoCup Cards: The data for the cards was compiled from a number of sources including: NASA Exoplanet Archive, exoplanets.org, Transiting Exoplanet Catalogue (TEPCat), Planetary Habitability Laboratory, and any related journal articles or news stories concerning the individual planets. The

Exocast-19b

In the 19th episode of Exocast: Andrew continues his 2-parter on research into the origins of life; Hugh details all the numerous way that computers & software is used in astronomy, from Microsoft to MCMC to Machine Learning; Hannah reports on two whole months worth of interesting exoplanetary news; Hugh adopts Proxima Centauri b, the solar system’s closest cousin, into the Exocast family; And we announce the start of the first Exocast #ExoCup! http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Exocast19b_v1.mp3Podcast: Play in new

Exocast-17b

In the 17th episode of Exocast: Andrew introduces us to the origins of life studies in the first of a two-part segment. Hannah talks about Global Circulation Models (GCMs) and why they matter for exoplanets. Hugh reports on the latest exciting exoplanetary news, including alien stratospheres, new exoplanets from RV studies, and exo-comets. Andrew adopts GJ 667Cc into the misfits that are the Exocast adopted planets. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Exocast-17b_v2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-16b

In the 16th episode of Exocast: Hugh discusses exoplanet science in the era of extremely large telescopes. Hannah brings us up to speed with the outcomes of the recent James Webb Space Telescope workshop held at the Space Telescope Institute at the beginning of July. Andrew reports on the latest exciting exoplanetary news, including a potential exomoon candidate, some worrying disclosures from the TESS mission, and a possible atmosphere detection around a large terrestrial planet. Hannah adopts

Exocast-14b

In the 14th episode of Exocast Hannah takes us back to basics and introduce the composition and chemistry of exoplanet atmospheres. Andrew covers some recent updates from astrobiology, the field of study that aims to figure out if there’s life on any the exoplanets we’ve discovered, or on some of the worlds closer to home. Hugh takes us through the latest in exoplanetary news, including the newest discoveries, investigations, and notable events in exoplanets this month.

Exocast-13b

In the 13th episode of Exocast Hugh talks about planets in binary systems – are two stars better than one? Hannah discussed the importance of brown dwarfs as the intermediary between planets and stars. Andrew takes us through the latest in exoplanetary news, including the newest discoveries, investigations, and notable events in exoplanets this month. and Hannah adopts WASP-12b with it’s ruby clouds into our extreme family of exoplanets. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Exocast-13b_v1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe:

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