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Upcoming EPS colloquium

2020 Mar 02

Colloquium Series: "TESS Exoplanets and Beyond"

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Haller Hall (GM 102)

Speaker: Prof. Sara Seager (Massachussetts Institute of Technology)

Abstract: "NASA’s latest planet-finding mission TESS monitors the brightness of hundreds of thousands of stars per month, searching for drops in brightness that indicates an exoplanet transiting its host star. Computer algorithms detrend the data and flag threshold crossing events, followed by human or computer identification of planet candidates. A...

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