On Thursday, April 7, mission operations engineers discovered that the Kepler spacecraft was in Emergency Mode (EM). EM is the lowest operational mode and is fuel intensive. Recovering from EM is the team’s priority at this time. One of the disoveries made by the Kepler team is the WTF star.
There are probably millions of exoplanets. If you want to adventure around, you can use stellarium to track them. What is an exoplanet ? An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet that orbits a star other than the Sun. Over 2000 exoplanets have been discovered since 1988 (more specifically, 2107 planets in 1349 planetary systems, including 511 multiple planetary systems, have been confirmed, as of 2 April 2016).
Here is an idea how it looks like from my Stellarium. Do u see that big white patch from my Stellarium? These information which are mapped onto the stellarium is sent by the Kepler space craft.
This is where exactly the Kepler planets are located. To be able to view exoplanets, you will need to activate it on the “Configuration Menu” then scroll to the “exoplanets” section and click on “load by default”. Here is an idea how it looks like when i zoom into it.
Here is a useful link to compare from the latest exoplanet discoveries from that of Earth and Jupiter. Nasa uses the kepler space craft which is fitted with a telescope that made those observations and send the information to earth. The spacecraft is nearly 75 million miles from Earth, making the communication slow. Even at the speed of light, it takes 13 minutes for a signal to travel to the spacecraft and back.
Sadly, the latest information about the Kepler spacecraft is that the last regular contact with the spacecraft was on April. 4. We now have to wait for next health status of the kepler space craft.
If you are thinking about the acronym “WTF” as usual in a chat conversation, then you are WRONG!.. 🙂 Located in the exoplanetary system, the WTF star – “Where’s the Flux” also known asKIC 8462852or simply Tabby’s star is a strange star as a potential evidence of an ancient alien megastructure situated above the milky way between the Cygnus and Lyra constellations.
Thanks to the Kepler Project, Kepler, a space telescope is searching for exoplanets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. “NASA wants to find out if there is life beyond our solar system so Kepler is looking for planets like earth incise that could be potentially habitable” – Natalie Batalha, the research astronomer at NASA Ames Research center.
Have astronomers found alien life in space? This is indeed the most challenging mission to mankind after the discoveries made by the Kepler Project. “We are clueless as to what could cast the shadow bigger than Jupiter… Is it a comet? Is it an asteroid? Is it a media? and one by one we ruled out all the logical possibilities.That last possibility is that it is artificial. It could be a Dyson Sphere. A Dyson sphere is built by a civilization that can play with stars that envelop the entire star with a shell absorbing all the starlight “– Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist.
Indeed, a good job of the Kepler Space exploration team. Of course, if this is going to be a remarkable claim, a remarkable proof of the century is waiting for us ahead.
“The word ‘photo’ is derived from the Greek word ‘photos’. Adventuring in the world of photons is simply amazing” – Yush of EYELIGHT Studios (main wedding photographer}, a student of CTI and BCS, the chartered institute for IT. The photography world is so vast and profound that I could not prevent myself to blog about it. I was introduced to the different concepts in the world of photography by some students of Charles Telfair Institute. EYELIGHT studios are now emerging in the world of photography after the hard work of these guys from CTI who are evangelizing their talent and skills as ‘photopreneurs‘
Though as an amateur, I used to shoot pictures with my little Samsung phablet and various point and shoots, the guys of EYELIGHT Studios demonstrated to me there fascinating tools of photography today at Merville beach hotel. I used to see professional pictures but this time I was on the backstage with them. “Mastering the techniques and bringing new concepts forward is a must to excel in this world and we are working to show the world our competence and effectiveness” – Yas of EYELIGHT studios as the main studio photographer. “The managerial tasks, advertisements, and bookkeeping tasks is carried by me and I assured the good running of all projects” – Akshay of EYELIGHT studios also a student member of the British Computer Society and CTI
Their most used equipment to render their task easy are Nikons cameras D7200 D7100 D5300 and D5200. A phantom 4 drone is also available for events, hotel’s marketing aerial shots. Flash photos are performed using speed lights and triggers. combined with soft-boxes and reflectors.
They have accomplished several tasks using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects, Premier, Portrait professional, and other software.
Actions of the Pro Photo makers on the Backstage
Here is an idea of the final picture after the shoot without further post-processing.
You can also contact them for photography and videography events and services. Check them out through their Facebook page.
Its been almost more than one year that I have created a group on Facebook for students and prospective BCS HEQ students to join hands together for more advanced and constructive debates helping everyone to go through the BCS HEQ exams. Already reaching more than 450 members, the group is usually more active during exams period though there are many members encouraging and helping each one and other.
What is BCS? The British Computer Society (BCS) champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. Several interesting activities have been carried out by the BCS in terms of setting up standards and frameworks.
As a student member of the BCS, I have access to the online library powered by Safari Books Online. Several facilities such as an email forwarder service as well the BCS online Magazine called ITNOW which are really interesting for students and IT professionals.
On the Facebook group, we focused on the aim to share notes between students. However, other professionals and students are also welcome to share their knowledge about IT. To give a straight and forward message to fake or illegal learning centers, the group will not accept people advertising their learning centers. The official website of BCS has already a list of registered centers.
If you are from Mauritius the link to the official BCS MAURITIUS SECTION WEBSITE is bcsmru.bcs.org
If you are an IT enthusiast do not delay to join on the Facebook group.