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Is anyone else a Planet Hunter?
« on: December 15, 2017, 05:58:57 AM »
https://www.planethunters.org

I just signed up yesterday
I found two transits here. It appeared to come from the same planet, orbital period 15 days



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Re: Is anyone else a Planet Hunter?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 06:03:02 AM »
Turns out it was simulated




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Re: Is anyone else a Planet Hunter?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 06:05:23 AM »
Hey, at least I got the orbital period right


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Re: Is anyone else a Planet Hunter?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 06:21:11 AM »
i used to do that and a lot of other zooniverse things a few years ago

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Re: Is anyone else a Planet Hunter?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 08:25:10 AM »
Okay, so I seemed to found a planet around a star, but I'm kinda in disbelief because I found multiple small dips in the star's brightness, and they're all 2 days apart, indicating that they're from the same planet, and the planet completes one revolution in two days.



My first thought is that such planet couldn't exist because it's too close to its star. So I launched Universe Sandbox 2 to test it out.

The star I'm reviewing has a radius of 0.882 sun, so I generated a star with said radius, put a rocky planet around it with an orbital period of two days, and it looks kinda plausible. Of course, the planet is scorching like hell (quite literally), but we've found planets that orbits their stars much closer than this one, so this is within the realm of possibility



But I might be mistaken. I still suck at planet hunting anyway, so...