Complete all the steps and calculations, and fill in each of the blanks that appear on questions #1 – 10
Please do article 2! Will be uploading files.
https://youtu.be/VzXZoHgQ-IA Link for video
1. The TESS observatory is adding new data and understanding to the search for extrasolar planets. Review the following graphs of transit data from TESS (and other observatories) and explain in your own words what the curve represents, answering the questions below .
What do the black dots represent?
What causes the dip in the center of each graph?
Why are the dips different shapes?
What is the difference between a narrow dip and a wide dip?
What is the difference between a shallow dip and a deep dip2. “K2-315 b is a terrestrial exoplanet that orbits a M-type star. Its mass is 0.809 Earths and it takes 3.1 days to complete one orbit of its star.”Explain the above sentence in your own words, as if you were talking to a 8 year old. Keep it very simple and understandable to someone without knowledge in this area.
3. When was the first extrasolar planet discovered and what method did they use?
“Your Inner Fish”
This homework explores the deep connection between all life on Earth, but in a very specific and relevant way: it is about ourselves. The PBS documentary Your Inner Fish by Dr. Neil Shubin examines the remarkable connections between all vertebrate life (animals with backbones). From fish to felines, from to gerbils to giraffes, from hummingbirds to humans – we have very similar genetics and anatomy. Please watch this documentary available at these sites:
Then in four sentences tell me (i) something that you learned, and (ii) something that you liked (or disliked) about the documentary (e.g. what was your favorite part? Least favorite part?). That’s it – no more than four sentences please. This is a pretty easy assignment, but a very valuable one, now that we understand the common threads running thought all of terrestrial biology.
Be sure to give your name, a title, and the date at the start of your answer, and a bibliography reference to the video.