Astro HW #5 - Eitan Reshef Matt Yablansky Astro 120 Finding...

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Eitan Reshef Matt Yablansky Astro 120 February 11, 2008 Finding Planet-Friendly Stars One of the oldest questions about space is whether or not there is life on other planets. What makes our planet human-friendly? One of the main reasons is the fact that our Sun, unlike many other stars in the solar system has a high iron abundance. With the belief that there must be other parent stars with high iron abundances, we are constructing an instrument in which we will be able to find and determine these possible parent stars. However, in order to build this instrument we must examine the necessary measures that the instrument will utilize in order to be successful. The first step we must take before determining anything is to take pictures of the sky during the night hours at several different locations. When taking these photographs it’s important to use the red and blue filters on the Sun first, because it should show up yellow on the H-R diagram. Showing up yellow means that the star, the Sun, is
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ASTRO 120 taught by Professor Sallyooey during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Astro HW #5 - Eitan Reshef Matt Yablansky Astro 120 Finding...

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