Saturday, September 17, 2011

2 SUNS EXOPLANET



Thanks to the kindness of a telescope with giant wide-angle camera mounted on Kepler spacecraft (launched in 2009 to the space to identify exoplanets), was successfully achieved certain measurable characteristics of binary (unique center of gravity), star systems, allowing researchers to take accurate measurements of distant planets. The identified planet (Kepler 16b) is simultaneously orbiting two smaller suns than our sun. A circumbinary planet orbiting a binary system (planet passing in front of 2 suns). Astronomers suspected the existence of this system noting more eclipses than expected for systems such : a sun-a planet.

EXOPLANETA CON 2 SOLES




Merced a las bondades de un telescopio con cámara de ángulo amplio y gigante montado sobre la nave espacial Kepler (lanzada el 2009, al espacio para identificar exoplanetas), se logró estudiar in extenso las caracteristicas mensurables de ciertos sistemas de estrellas binarias (centros de masas o gravedad, únicos), permitiendo tomar medidas exactas de planetas distantes. Al identificarse al planeta (Kepler 16b), orbitando simultáneamente 2 soles, se identificaron asimismo 2 estrellas mas pequeñas que nuestro sol. Un planeta circumbinario orbitando un sistema binario (planeta que pasa delante de 2 soles). Los astrónomos sospecharon la existencia de este sistema al notar mas eclipses de lo esperado para sistemas : un sol-un planeta.

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