European Southern Observatory: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
The researchers at University of Warwick in UK discover a rogue exoplanet
Published: June 3, 2019
The researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK have discovered a rogue exoplanet – NGTS-4b – with its own atmosphere in the Neptunian Desert. The Neptunian Desert is the region close to stars where no Neptune-sized planets are found. This area receives strong irradiation from the star, meaning the planets do not retain ..
Topics: Astronomy • Atacama Desert • Contents • European Southern Observatory • Exoplanet • Exoplanetology • Neptunian Desert • Next-Generation Transit Survey • Paranal Observatory • Planet • Planetary science • Space Science
MIT student creates an Algorithm that made first Black hole image
Published: April 11, 2019
Computer scientist Katie Bouman, who is still a graduate student at MIT has developed the algorithm to create the first image ever of a black hole. Katie has named the algorithm ‘CHIRP’ (Continuous High-resolution Image Reconstruction using Patch priors) which was needed to gather data from 8 radio telescopes across the world working under Event Horizon ..