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  • From: ilka AT (Kalman Belane)
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  • Subject: [Fizinfo] szeminariumi meghivo
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 15:37:24 +0200 (MEST)
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az MTA KTM Csillagászati Kutatóintézete

rendkívüli szemináriumára

(University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

Cím: "The MOST microsat: A suitcase full of stars (and exoplanets)"”


Size doesn't always matter. Canada's MOST (Microvariability &
Oscillations of STars) space telescope has an aperture of only 15 cm, and
the satellite has a mass of only 54 kg. But his 'orbiting suitcase' has
become heavily packed with astrophysical data since leaving home.

MOST is an ultraprecise stellar photometer, a pioneer for the French CoRoT
mission which has joined it in orbit two years ago, and for NASA's Kepler
satellite, which went into space in March. MOST's original one-year
mission was to conduct asteroseismology - probing stellar interiors via
frequency analysis of subtle surface vibrations with net luminosity
amplitudes as small as a few parts per million. After over five years in
orbit, MOST has extended its science to stellar activity, exo-Earth
hunting, and even exoplanetary weather.

The results include: a new perspective on stellar convection and its
connection to acoustic oscillations (p-modes); discovery of a new class of
pulsators - the SPBe stars; a surface rotation profile for another star
other than the Sun; measurements of the internal magnetic fields of stars;
and the first real measure of the albedo of an exoplanet - a gas giant
which is no more reflective than charcoal!

Az elõadás idõpontja: 2009. június 29, hétfõ, 14 óra

Helye: MTA KTM CSKI elõadóterme
Budapest, XII., Konkoly Thege M. út 15-17.

Patkós László s.k.

  • [Fizinfo] szeminariumi meghivo, Kalman Belane, 06/23/2009

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