A Computer Vision Approach to Radial Velocity Extraction for Exoplanet Detection

By: Katelyn G.Year: 2024School: Sage HillGrade: 11Science Teacher: Beril Tekin In the vast expanse of the cosmos, where stars twinkle against the infinite canvas of space, lies a treasure trove of mysteries waiting to be unraveled. Among these enigmatic entities are exoplanets, celestial bodies orbiting stars beyond our solar system. For centuries, humanity gazed at the night sky,

Europa’s Plumes and Possibilities

By: Eesha N.Year: 2023School: Serrano IntermediateGrade: 7Science Teacher: Andi Suter People have long been captivated by the idea of life beyond our planet, and our solar system’s moons, Europa and Enceladus, have emerged as promising candidates for the search for extraterrestrial life. Eesha’s intriguing science project delves into this quest by comparing data sets from these moons and

Developing a New Criterion and Novel Formula to Increase the Accuracy in Exoplanet Searches

By: Zoe T.Year: 2023School: Laguna Beach HighGrade: 9Science Teacher: Jennifer Park In the world of astronomy, the discovery of exoplanets has opened up new frontiers in our understanding of the universe. However, the accuracy of identifying exoplanets using transit photometry has been hindered by false positives, leading to the need for more effective analysis methods. Zoe, a talented

Estimation of Rate of Mass/Energy Loss in a Black Hole & Neutron Star Binary System Collision

By: Anshul A.Year: 2022School: Portola HighGrade: 11 Science Teacher: John Olivares Gravitational waves are a fundamental concept in astrophysics, which refers to the ripples in the fabric of space-time caused by the revolution of two binary black holes, two binary neutron stars, or a combination of both orbiting around a center axis. These waves were first predicted by Albert

The Relationship Between the Frequency of a Sound and its Volume at Various Distances

By: Jacqueline Z.Year: 2021School: Venado MiddleGrade: 8Science Teacher: Emma Zschunke ABSTRACTAudible notifications and alarms have become popular as technology advances. This experiment examines the relationship between the amplitude, or volume, of a sound, and its respective frequency, or pitch, to improve auditory updates, such as wildfire evacuation updates, by adjusting their frequency.Using an online tone

Does the color of a liquid affect its evaporation rate?

By: Arya K, Victoria C. & Rania A.Year: 2000School: Plaza Vista, 6t gradeDivision: Junior Does the color of a liquid affect its evaporation rate? We wanted to find out if the color of a liquid would affect how fast or slow it evaporated. We predict that the color of a liquid will affect its evaporation

How to Bend Water

By: Leo A.Year: 2000School: Fairmont Private Schools Anaheim HIlls Campus, 7th gradeDivision: JuniorAdvisor: Mrs. Conklin The key to bending any type of wave (sound, light, or water) is to guide it through a gap. This experiment looks at whether small or large slits are more effective at bending waves. The purpose of this experiment is