Category Archives: Exoplanets

HR8799: wrap-up

So we had a rather nice discussion over the recent paper on LBT observations of HR8799. Seemed a good discussion with mostly a few people who work in the field or closely related fields. If you missed it feel free … Continue reading

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Dusty, young and chaotic – the HR 8799 system with the new LBT AO system

Hi folks, for one week only I’ll be MCing astrojc while Emma is off wedding planning. This week’s paper is on the HR 8799 system. Three planets were directly imaged around this young star in 2008 with a fourth, closer … Continue reading

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Review: Kepler-22b – hype or new home?

The 18th meeting of the astronomy twitter journal club was all about science hype. The topic was suggested when the Kepler team announced the discovery of Kepler-22b – the exoplanet the media immediately christened “Earth’s twin”. There’s some more information … Continue reading

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Transcript: Kepler-22b – hype or new home

The transcript of the 18th Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/3351 or http://chirpstory.com/li/3351. You can also download the PDF: Tweet Transcript Archive.

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This week’s meeting: Kepler 22b – hype or new home?

The topic for this week’s astronomy twitter journal club (Thursday, 20:10 GMT) is Kepler-22b, a new exoplanet announced this week. However, the meeting won’t focus on the properties of this object, but rather on the media storm that’s blown up … Continue reading

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Review: a signature of gas giant planet formation?

For the 14th meeting the astronomy twitter journal club planned to discuss the paper “Elemental abundance differences in the 16 Cygni binary system: a signature of gas giant planet formation?” (Ramirez et al. 2011). Here’s our (very) brief background post, … Continue reading

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Transcript: a signature of gas giant planet formation?

The transcript of the 14th Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/2981 or http://chirpstory.com/li/2981. You can also download the PDF: Tweet transcript archive.

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