Colloquium on 26 November 2014
Bringing Big Data to the Solar System

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Title: Bringing Big Data to the Solar System
Speaker: Paulo Penteado
Date: Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: SAAO Auditorium

Abstract

Over the past decade, astronomy advanced into the Fourth Paradigm: data-intensive research enabled by the advent of comprehensive archives and new tools and algorithms to make use of the available data. Planetary Sciences, however, were left behind, due to the particularities of Solar System observations: Unlike other astronomical objects, Solar System bodies do not have a fixed position in the sky, and they are not always observed from the same perspective. In this talk, I will present two projects we are developing at Northern Arizona University, which will create archives and tools necessary to make Solar System observations accessible. One project is devoted to standardizing and mapping remote sensing data (taken by probes that go near the objects). The other project looks into archives of ground and space based astronomical observatories, to identify and index all observations that contain known Solar System bodies. These tools will enable research that benefits from all the unexplored data that already exists in the archives.

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