Campagne de détection d’exoplanètes avec l’AFA / Ciel&Espace

Le 26 juin, un transit de l’exoplanète WASP-148b sera observable avec votre eVscope et votre eVscope eQuinox. A cette occasion, Unistellar s’est associé à l’Association Française d’Astronomie (AFA) et son magazine, Ciel&Espace, pour proposer à sa communauté francophone en Europe (France, Belgique, Suisse) une campagne unique, en deux temps. Première étape: l’exoplanète HAT-P-27b Dans un…

What is an exoplanet?

Simply put, exoplanets are planets that lie beyond our solar system. So first, we have to understand the definition of a planet. Planets are worlds that orbit our Sun, like Mars, Jupiter, and of course, our own Earth. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union adopted the infamous new definition of planet, which left out Pluto…

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Detecting Exoplanets and Asteroids: First Citizen Science Successes for Backyard Astronomy

Mountain View and Marseille, June 11, 2020. Citizen science pioneers recently made two contributions to a better knowledge of outer space. Backyard astronomers of the SETI Institute and Unistellar network conducted in April citizen science observations, and their discoveries will improve our understanding of asteroids and exoplanets. Thanks to their work, we know precisely the…

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New Consumer Telescope Will Help Astronomers Probe Exoplanets

Marseille and San Francisco, June 27. Unistellar is proud to announce that the eVscope, its revolutionary and powerful new consumer telescope, has demonstrated the ability to detect transiting exoplanets. This will allow citizen astronomers who soon receive the first eVscopes to begin contributing—easily but decisively—to one of the most exciting scientific endeavors in astronomy today:…