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Red Dots Community Update – the search continues

1 Sep 2017, 16:01 UTC
Red Dots Community Update – the search continues
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We’re now into the heart of the campaign and things are progressing well! This community log summarizes the latest action from the past few weeks.
More data from HARPS has been released….
The big update this week is the release of the second batch from HARPS. As of 10th August, we now have 33 HARPS epochs of the 50 possible ones for Proxima, Barnard’s and Ross 154. Data on Proxima remains tricky to interpret. Whilst the signal of Proxima b remains strong and growing in significance, the longer-term signal is more mysterious. Read more on the latest science log and join the conversation on our Forum.
HARPS measurents overplotted to the best fit two-planet model.
In other news…
Zaira M. Berdiñas from the Red Dots team recently visited the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) located in Granada (Spain) and met with Pedro Amado. Pedro is the principal investigator of CARMENES, a spectrograph specifically built to detect habitable Earth-like planets orbiting stars much cooler than the Sun, aka. M-dwarf stars. You can read about their conversation in the Red Dots article.

Fantastic support from the pro-am community continues…
Thanks to volunteer astronomers from all around the world we have ...

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