Skip to comments.Exoplanet Resurfaces
Posted on 11/05/2012 6:07:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv
A recent report threw light on the existence of Fomalhaut b, the exoplanet. It was in 2008 that NASA had claimed to have spotted a bright object in a gap in the disc of a planet, which was then claimed to be the first exoplanet.
However, things changed later when they could not spot the same using other telescopes, including Hubble's infrared cousin Spitzer, and they asserted it to be a mass of wandering dust. Apparently, it was when Thayne Currie, an astronomer at the University of Toronto, decided to explore it further, that they administered new analytic techniques to the first Hubble data, and generated new observations from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.
"Honestly it is unclear to us exactly how the original authors ... got that result in the first place", asserted Currie, while claiming that the best possible justification for the observations is that Fomalhaut b is a planet which has more mass around the Jupiter.
Since the team has managed to track it from the light of surrounding dust instead of from the light or heat released by its atmosphere, it cannot be ranked as a "directly imaged exoplanet" and is instead being tagged as a "planet identified from direct imaging".
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Plant X? Wormwood? Three days of darkness? New Heaven and a new Earth? Hmmmmm.
“The Subaru Telescope in Hawaii”. Oh....it was a four-wheel-drive telescope.
“Flick on the brights, Dave. I think I see an exoplanet. How much gas do we have left?”
Sounds like a planet in the process of forming. Maybe it broke up and coalesced again. After all, we really don’t have a clear idea of how long these things take.
The impact theory of our moon suggests that it formed within a year or so.
Is Planet X a hoax? (Nibiru)
Considering the fact that Fomalhaut is some 25 light years away, I don’t care if it is planet X.
It’s called the Subaru telescope because it is the flagship telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, located at the Mauna Kea Observatory on Hawaii. In Japanese, Subaru means “six”, but it also the name of the star cluster we call the Pleiades. The car company was at least partly named for the star cluster(check out their logo) and because Subaru was the result of the merger of six smaller Japanese auto companies.
The number of prominent stars in the Pleiades depends on the observer, we traditionally call the Pleiades, “the seven sisters”, but there are hundreds of stars in the Pleiades, several of which are naked eye stars.
The Pleiades are pretty prominent in the sky right now.
On a clear night, under dark skies, with a small telescope or binoculars, it is so beautiful that it makes you cry. Could the same God who made the Pleiades, possibly have made Al Franken? Sometimes it is hard to reconcile faith and experience.
I am sure that that Subaru has on star and just turned it on to see it.
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan is in Hawaii? Boy, I’m gonna go find Mr. Small and punch him right in the nose! Telling all us gullible sixth graders America won World War Two. I suppose the Italians have a telescope in Florida and the Germans probably have one in New Hampshire.
Ah yes...the Mysterians...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7uC5m-IRns
The European Southern Observatory is in Chile. The U.K. is closing their observatory in Hawaii for financial reasons. A good site for an observatory is on a mountain top near the equator and as far from local light pollution as possible.
Probably this Fomalhaut b exoplanet is reabsorbing material is shed in an impact or other event, or is absorbing material from other events in that system.
Regarding the impact model for lunar formation:
Considering the fact that Fomalhaut is some 25 light years away, I donât care if it is planet X.Among other things! :')
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