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Exoplanet Hunt: Speeding Up the Data Pipeline

26 Jun 2018, 16:38 UTC
Exoplanet Hunt: Speeding Up the Data Pipeline ESO/L. Calçada

The K2 mission’s C16 and C17 observing campaigns — each containing observations of one patch of the sky for an 80-day period — have proven fruitful for astronomers at MIT. The institution’s Ian Crossfield, working with graduate student Liang Yu, has brought new software tools developed at MIT to work, producing results just weeks after the mission’s raw data for these observing runs were made available. Now we have nearly 80 new exoplanet candidates from C16, but we also have a method of fast analysis that should benefit future missions.

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