Tag Archives: time series

Exoplanet Content in the Keck Observatory Archive

Following on from last week’s post about the Second Kepler Science Conference, the Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) is a growing resource for exoplanet science. The poster shown at the end of this post was presented at the Kepler Conference describes … Continue reading

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The Second Kepler Science Conference

This week, I have been at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, where I have had the pleasure of attending the Second Kepler Science Conference, which celebrates the extraordinary achievements of the Kepler mission.  There were of … Continue reading

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How can we use HPC platforms to help dig out new exoplanets?

My colleague Peter Plavchan and  I wrote this lead article for the April 3 edition of International Science Grid This Week, where it appears as the lead article. We are living in the golden age of exoplanets — over 800 … Continue reading

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Knowledge Discovery from Mining Big Data – Presentation by Kirk Borne

My friend and colleague Kirk Borne, of George Mason University, is a specialist in the modern field of data mining and astroinformatics.  I was delighted to learn that he was giving a talk on an introduction to this topic as … Continue reading

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The Virtual Astronomical Observatory Rolls Out Science Services!

At the 219th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held from January 8th through 12th, the Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) held a workshop entitled “Tools For Data Intensive Astronomy.”  There, the VAO project demonstrated its first set of science services, … Continue reading

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The Pegasus Workflow Manager and the Data Tsunami in Astronomy

I have written in previous posts about the performance of scientific applications on cloud and grid platforms, but I have not written much about the tools needed to support management and control of these jobs. Astronomers generally have neither the … Continue reading

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The Kepler Mission: A Gold Mine of Variable Stars

The Kepler Mission was designed to find transiting, Earth-like exoplanets, by continuously observing over 100,000 stars in a field centered in the constellation of Cygnus. Two years into the mission, it is also providing an extraordinarily rich collection of time-series … Continue reading

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