We’re extraordinarily glad to welcome a brand new member of the PlanetHunters household. Planet Hunters: NGTS is our first mission utilizing information from a floor primarily based survey – the Subsequent Era Transit Search primarily based at Paranal within the Atacama Desert in Chile.The twelve telescopes of NGTS purpose to seek out planets across the brightest stars; the hope is that, in contrast to the massive variety of planets discovered with NASA’s Kepler, which offered information for the unique Planet Hunters, these can be targets that may be adopted up with additional observations designed to characterise their mass, composition and atmospheres.
As with the Exoplanet Explorers mission we ran on Zooniverse some time again, the purpose of this new mission is to evaluation candidates which have been chosen by automated searches. The hope is that it will make our hit charge greater, nevertheless it does imply the duty is somewhat totally different. The mission lives by itself webpage as ngts.planethunters.org, and is led by Meg Schwamb, Chris Watson and Sean O’Brien at Queen’s College Belfast, together with their colleagues. They’ll be liable for taking a look at your information, with the assistance of the Planet Hunters:TESS crew.
With this new mission there must be sufficient information to maintain you all trying to find greater than the few days every month TESS information is on the market. Joyful looking!
(Picture: the NGTS telescopes in Paranal, with ESO’s Very Giant Telescope seen within the background).