Archive for September, 2011

Python’s readlines options

By grigoris | Filed in Astronomy

A very interesting post on the different ways readline can be used in Python: > .readlines() : reads the whole file at once and creates a list of lines > .readline() : reads one character at the time > .xreadlines() : reads one line at a time (for large files).  

MetRec’s quick links

By grigoris | Filed in Astronomy

A short list of links for MetRec (meteor detection program): MetRec IMO’s Video Meteor Network IMO’s Video wiki Practical hints Common errors

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New planet around a binary system

By grigoris | Filed in Astronomy

It is always fascinating when science fiction becomes reality. This is the case with the Kepler-16b, a binary system that proved to host a cold giant planet (like Saturn), which compiles from gas and rocks. This opens a wide new category of planetary systems since most of the stars belong to a binary system. For […]