The Plausibility of Finding Solar-Based Superstructures using Transit Photometry, ASTR 330 Final Project - Group 13
From Dean Romanchek
1) Group 13: Dean Romanchek, Nandini Iyer, and Prabhakar Zutshi
2) This presentation is science mainly because it focuses on facts, we present a hypothesis and research the answer to distinguish if our initial thoughts were correct and needed adjusting. Many factors were considered and investigated before making our closing remarks. Our findings can be tested and verified by asking questions and researching the points made in this argument because the main points are falsifiable.
3) What is Transit Photometry and how does it work? What are its limits? How does it compare to other methods for detecting exoplanets? In this video, Group 13 investigates these questions and ponders how these tactics can be used in the search for alien life. In the process, we discuss why evolution points towards developing an energy supply focusing on the sun. Therefore, we can justify why solar energy would be the most predictable source used by other intelligent species and how powerful a telescope mankind would need to find them. Finally, we investigate the relation between space travel and fuel dependency to defend solar energy as a plausible energy source for interstellar travel.
Wen, Di. Extraterrestrial Life. Urbana: n.p., n.d. Etext.illinois. University of Illinois. Web. Summer 2017.
9 planets: https://i.embed.ly/1/display/resize?key=1e6a1a1efdb011df84894040444cdc60&url=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-W4WZ7kI6JKk%2FU7UiidAXypI%2FAAAAAAAAALM%2FvE9fvzFQQ0g%2Fs1600%2FSolar%2BSystem-Nine%2BPlanets.jpg
Exoplanets discovered by year: https://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech.edu/exoplanetplots/exo_dischist_cumulative.png
Dan Nocera’s Discovery: https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/gfx/news/hires/2008/majordiscove.jpg
Containing antimatter: http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/images/spacegunexotic/paulTrap.jpg