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

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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 approximately 5000 and 6000 Kelvin.
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern