BAE Systems shares: JP Morgan analysts just raised their target price to 730p

first_imgBAE Systems shares: JP Morgan analysts just raised their target price to 730p Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 | More on: BA I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Shares in FTSE 100 defence specialist BAE Systems (LSE: BA) have had a good run so far this year, rising from 565p to 635p. That represents a gain of about 12%, which is a decent performance when you consider the FTSE 100 index is down about 1% for the year.There are two main reasons the stock has outperformed. Firstly, the defence sector has received a boost from the tension between the US and Iran. Secondly, the market liked the company’s announcement on 20 January that it plans to acquire both Collins Aerospace’s Military Global Positioning System business and Raytheon’s Airborne Tactical Radios business for a total of around $2.2bn.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…‘Unique opportunity’BAE says the acquisitions represent a “unique opportunity” to purchase high-quality, technology-based businesses with “market-leading capabilities” and “strong growth outlooks.”Can the shares keep rising after a 12% gain year to date? I believe they can, as the stock remains undervalued, in my opinion. And, looking at broker research, I’m not the only one who sees the potential for further share price gains here.Multiple price target increasesIndeed, since the beginning of the year, a number of brokers, including Citigroup, Bank of America Global Research, and JP Morgan, have increased their share price targets for BAE Systems. Of the three brokers, JP Morgan has set the highest price target – 730p. That’s roughly 15% higher than the current share price of 635p.Upside potentialCrunching the numbers, I believe a share price of 730p is certainly achievable for BAE. Currently, the consensus earnings per share forecast for the year ending 31 December 2020 is 48p. Therefore, a share price of 730p would equate to a forward-looking P/E ratio of approximately 15.2, which is only slightly above the median FTSE 100 forward-looking P/E ratio of 15.1.Given the fact that BAE has quite a bit of momentum right now (it has recently signed a number of large contracts with defence agencies including a $2.68bn contract with the US Navy to supply laser-guided rockets) and is a reliable dividend payer (15 consecutive dividend increases) with a near-4% yield and defensive characteristics, I have no problem with that kind of valuation at all.Favourable outlookOf course, I’ll point out there’s no guarantee that BAE Systems’ share price will hit 730p in the near future. The FTSE 100 stock had a great run last year, rising about 23%, and it’s now up over 40% since its lows in December 2018. There’s always a chance it could experience a correction after such a strong run. The stock could also be impacted by a wider market pullback.However, in my view, the outlook for BAE remains favourable. If JP Morgan’s 730p share price target is on the money, you could be looking at a very solid return on your capital when you consider that the stock also has a healthy dividend yield. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAcenter_img Edward Sheldon owns shares in BAE Systems. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Five things we’ve learnt in Welsh rugby: October

first_imgNORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 20: Ben Foden of Northampton Saints avoids a tackle from Justin Tipuric of Ospreys during the Heineken Cup Round 2 match between Northampton Saints and Ospreys at Franklin’s Gardens on October 20, 2013 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Back to his best: Rhys Priestland’s improved form has helped the Scarlets punch above their weight in EuropeBy Paul WilliamsScarlets are alive and well in EuropeLazarus Syndrome is a medical condition where the patient is pronounced dead – whilst being very much alive. Having found themselves in a Heineken Cup group with Clermont Auvergne, Harlequins and Racing Metro, the Scarlets were diagnosed with rugby’s Lazarus Syndrome and were bagged and tagged before the competition had even started.However, after two rounds, the Scarlets are top of the group of death and deservedly so. Their strong post-engagement scrummagers are thriving. Rhys Priestland’s passing game is back to its accurate best and his shallow positioning, and desire to attack the tackle-line, has helped Scott Williams become one of the form players in Europe. Jordan Williams’ ability to leave players standing and Liam Williams’ determination to leave nothing standing have also contributed to a Scarlets team that is punching way above its modest player budget. Hat tip to the Scarlets.Split personality: Which Cardiff Blues side will turn up?Cardiff Blues – peaks and troughsThe highs and lows experienced by the Cardiff Blues have been remarkable. Having lost to Exeter in the opening round of the Heineken Cup, they then beat the reigning champions. Such was the speed at which they ascended from the depths to giddy highs in, it’s surprising more Blues’ supporters were lucky not to suffer from ‘the bends’.  Against Exeter the Blues’ excruciating performance meant that the opposition were only required to make 14 tackles in the first half – statistically, one player didn’t need to make a single tackle during 40 minutes.Yet, six days later, Cardiff Blues beat Toulon and with it one of the biggest packs in Europe and a backline of the quality usually reserved for test coaches. The roller-coaster didn’t end there. Despite securing a shameful 19% possession and 11% percent territory during the first half against Exeter, they finished the game with four tries and with it a bonus point. It means that, with a home win and an away bonus point, the Blues have made a textbook start to a Heineken campaign – albeit an unconventional textbook.Rugby has a problem with alcoholMike Phillips seems, once again, to have made a sizable faux-pas. Except that on this occasion, turning up for a Bayonne video session worse for wear has resulted in his contract being shredded and some rather sobering words from high profile figures within the rugby community. This isn’t Phillips’ first alcohol related incident and his actions obviously shouldn’t be condoned – especially as he is a professional player who was earning a vast sum at a club that finds itself at the wrong end of the Top 14.Rocky patch: Mike Phillips is in troubleHowever, it is hard to ignore the hint of hypocrisy whenever the rugby community lambasts one of its own for an alcohol related incident – and to be clear I am talking purely about incidents without criminal implications. For example this week I witnessed a group of blokes debating the Phillips’ incident – as they supped their sixth pint. Last weekend rugby clubs would’ve been awash with members discussing Phillips’ actions as they kept one eye on their mate smashing down a yard of ale. Many grassroots clubs still pay their players with beer vouchers and rugby sponsorship is entwined with alcohol brands. Whether there’s a link between alcohol and Mike Phillips’ dismissal will be decided by an employment tribunal – Phillips is taking legal action. However, the link between rugby and alcohol is there for all to see. TAGS: Cardiff Blues LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Gatland. He’s Welsh again.Prior to Warren Gatland taking control of the Lions there were many in Wales who feared the role would impair his ability to manage Wales in the future. Would his commitment to Wales be tainted having mingled with the English, Irish and Scottish? However, Gatland told a Welsh newspaper that one of the reasons for selecting Andy Farrell as part of his coaching staff was so that he could gain a ‘little bit of an insight into England and their preparations’.Whether the comment was tongue-in-cheek, or one of Gatland’s notorious mind-games, it represented Gatland severing ties with the Lions and publicly recommitting to Wales – his presence in Wales is already strangely reassuring. Talking of Gatland’s grenades I’d like to see Hasbro release ‘Warren’s Mind Games’ as an interactive DVD for the Christmas market. You, and your family, take on Gatland in a series of mind-game challenges. After 80 minutes Gatland invariably wins and you and your grandmother become another scalp on Gatland’s increasingly impressive CV – not sure it would be on Keith Wood’s Christmas list, mind.Justin Tipuric – a class apartSome of Justin Tipuric’s performances in October have been sublime. Last week’s display against the Newport Gwent Dragons was as complete as you’ll see from an open-side flanker. But that’s what’s remarkable about Tipuric – his display against the Dragons was also as good as you will see from a professional-level outside-centre. Tipuric made four clean breaks, beat four defenders and made two offloads against the Dragons – more than the orthodox centres on either team.Openside masterclass: Justin Tipuric has been in fine formThose numbers may portray him as a glory hunting backrow forward who sits in the 13 channel calling for a cross-kick. Far from it – against the Dragons he was also the Ospreys’ top tackler and the most effective ball carrier in their pack. Gatland’s got a big decision to make regarding his flankers. However, the solution may not revolve around who plays at seven, but at six.Point 5.1. The future of European Rugby is still a mess.last_img read more

Ireland finish well with hard-fought victory over Scotland in Dublin

first_imgMonday Mar 21, 2016 Ireland finish well with hard-fought victory over Scotland in Dublin Ireland claimed third place on the overall Six Nations standings by beating Scotland 35-25 in a tense encounter in Dublin on Saturday. They scored first half tries through CJ Stander and Keith Earls, with Conor Murray and Devon Toner adding two in the second to secure the win.Scotland finished fourth overall, scoring their highest ever amount of tries in the tournament, 11. Stuart Hogg crossed with another brilliant effort, but was also involved in the mixup with Tommy Seymour, giving Earls an easy five points.Catch up on an extended highlights wrap aboveADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Lake House / Hutchison & Maul Architecture

first_img “COPY” “COPY” Projects CopyHouses•Mercer Island, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/45185/lake-house-hutchison-maul-architecture%25e2%2580%25a8 Clipboard Lake House / Hutchison & Maul ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLake House / Hutchison & Maul Architecture CopyAbout this officeHutchison & Maul ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesMercer IslandUnited StatesPublished on January 02, 2010Cite: “Lake House / Hutchison & Maul Architecture” 02 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs 2007 ArchDaily Houses Year:  Area:  81 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Hutchison & Maul Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Lake House / Hutchison & Maul Architecture Photographs:  Alan AbramowitzText description provided by the architects. This small guest house is located as close to Lake Washington as permitted by code. The structure is elevated above a patio to preserve the flat portion of the site for outdoor use. Concrete retaining walls set into the steep hillside provide for an entry courtyard. Save this picture!Courtesy of Hutchison & Maul ArchitectureRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreA roof deck above the main living areas provides the inhabitants their own private lookout towards the Lake. The roof and walls of the structure are clad with a flat-seam copper siding system.Save this picture!site planProject gallerySee allShow lessFrom the top of the Burj DubaiArticlesAD Round Up: ORDOS 100 Part IIIArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/45185/lake-house-hutchison-maul-architecture%25e2%2580%25a8 Clipboard United States Save this picture!Courtesy of Hutchison & Maul Architecture+ 24 Sharelast_img read more

donr announces text giving service following news of JustTextGiving’s upcoming closure

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. donr announces text giving service following news of JustTextGiving’s upcoming closure The new donr Better Text Giving is a self-serve service that lets charities choose their own ‘word-from-the-dictionary’ keywords, and will allow donations of up to £20. It also supports regular giving, enabling supporters to make a recurring payment, taken from their monthly phone bill. Charities can offer this by setting up a recurring donation keyword that supporters can text to sign up to donating on a regular basis. donr will charge 5% per donation made, which will be charged on the gross donation value, not including Gift Aid contributions. Other text donation services available for UK charities include:  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis95 Melanie May | 14 November 2018 | Newscenter_img  507 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis95 Mobile fundraising provider donr has launched a text giving service, which will enable people to donate up to £20.The news follows recent JustGiving’s announcement that it is to close JustTextGiving on 31 March next year, after which time all text codes will be deactivated.Charities will still be able to create JustTextGiving codes until 31 January, and they will remain active until 31 March. In a statement on its site, JustGiving said the decision had come as a result of changes in consumer behaviour and emerging mobile trends taking over from the use of this technology that means it is seeing a decline in use. Tagged with: mobile sms DONATE DONATE has no joining, monthly or ongoing fees, and is run by The National Funding Scheme. As well as single donations, it also offers a monthly recurring capability, and enables charities to select the keyword for their campaign, self-administer their campaigns through a secure portal, change their keywords and have Gift Aid collected. It provides a £5 and £10 text channel giving without any set-up or monthly charge, and others can be provided for a fee. DONATE™ does not charge for running the text donation service but charges transaction fees for each text donation made (4.5% for charities, 5% for non-charities). InstaGivInstaGiv offers a range of mobile and digital fundraising solutions. Its single donations service enables charities to receive donations via text, selecting their preferred donation value and customising their message to supporters. Charities can also track donations online in real-time. It also offers fully automated regular giving via text, enabling donors to give monthly or weekly, with reminder texts sent automatically with inbuilt compliance. Gift Aid can also be collected. It charges £25 per month per keyword, and takes 5% of donations to cover donation administration.CymbaCymba supports all types of mobile text giving including single donations and regular giving. Through its Connected platform, supporters can set up a regular payment through their mobile, as well as skip a payment should they wish to. Payments are debited from available funds on PAYG mobiles or will show on a contract phone’s monthly statement. Fees for charities are brief dependant but a basic single gift campaign can start from £350 per year plus VAT, with regular giving starting at £1,500 in year 1, reducing to £500 plus vat in year 2. Cymba charges 2% and 5% respectively to process a donation. Most charities choose a fixed donation amount but variable or consumer chosen amounts are also possible.Vir2RSM 2000 offers text donation services through its Vir2 service, including one-off text donation and regular text donation for charities. It has a tiered pricing structure based on the minimum number of keywords, and recently introduced a pricing tier of £15+VAT per month for one keyword with £50+VAT set up for new customer set up and £50+VAT for each campaign set up. Most customers pay £10/month for keywords with a minimum order of 3 keywords with no set up fees. It also offers sub-keywords for free to allow for tracking. Vir2 pays 100% of the donation.  506 total views,  3 views todaylast_img read more

Support striking Palermo’s workers

first_imgMilwaukee — On June 1, striking Palermo’s workers and their allies marched 18 miles from the Palermo’s Pizza factory in Milwaukee to the home of co-owner Angelo Fallucca in Mequon, Wis., a wealthy suburb.WW newspaper supports strikers, June 1. (WW photo: Tommy Cavanaugh)The march was held on the one-year anniversary of a walkout of over 100 mostly Latino/a workers with grievances, including low wages, excessive overtime, numerous safety violations and speedups. The striking workers also say that management threatens undocumented workers with being turned over to the Immigration Customs Enforcement when they voice their concerns and fires pro-union workers. The strike continues.“It’s not right to pay minimum wage to these workers who work seven days a week, many hours without a break, so that’s why I’m here to support these workers. If I’m a millionaire maybe I wouldn’t be here, but I’m a worker so I’m in solidarity with these workers,” Mario Ramírez, of Voces de la Frontera, told Workers World.The march had a broad range of participants including immigrants, people of color, retirees, children, unions and students. Numerous labor-community organizations statewide endorsed the march.Casey Sweeny, a student from New York, said, “These workers deserve justice and as a student I stand in solidarity with them.” Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Milwaukee over the past year have engaged in numerous protest actions, including sit-ins of administrative offices, in efforts to end Palermo’s contracts with those universities. Youth Empowered in the Struggle — YES, the youth arm of Voces, and other student organizations such as Students for a Democratic Society, are staunch allies of the Palermo’s workers and continue to engage in numerous solidarity activities.Recent victories for these workers include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration citing Palermo’s for eight safety violations and Fresh Madison Market near the UW-Madison campus recently announcing it will no longer carry Palermo’s products. These victories help push the striking workers and their allies to continue the struggle for a union and better wages and working conditions. A nationwide boycott of Palermo’s products continues.For more information and to support the Palermo’s workers:sliceofjustice.comFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalist jailed in the city where the president and prime minister are based

first_img RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Follow the news on Somalia August 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist jailed in the city where the president and prime minister are based February 24, 2021 Find out more March 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced “deep disappointment” today at the arrest of Abdullahi Kulmiye Adow of the privately-owned radio station HornAfrik two days ago by the authorities in the Middle Shabelle region, whose governor is the warlord Mohamed Dhere.The organisation said it was astonished that such an incident should have recurred in Jowhar (90 km north of Mogadishu), as the president and prime minister of the federal transition government have installed themselves there and have expressed the desire to make Jowhar the seat of their government.”Adow must be freed at once,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We thought the return of a national administration to Somali soil would herald the start of a period in which justice prevailed over arbitrariness. But this is not the case, especially in the territory controlled by Mohamed Dhere. President Abdullahi Yusuf and Prime Minister Mohamed Ali Geedi should not tolerate the jailing of a journalist in the city where they reside.”Adow, who had been sent to Jowhar by his Mogadishu-based radio station, was arrested by Dhere’s militia at around 11 p.m. on 2 August for reporting that 1,500 students will not be able to return to their school at the start of the next academic year because it is being occupied by the federal transition government.The Somali Journalist Network (SOJON), an organisation partnered with Reporters Without Borders, said his punishment was supposed to be announced within three days.Established during a national conference last year in Kenya, the transition government is split between those who support the president and prime minister, and those who back the speaker of the parliament, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden. The former want the government seat to be in Jowhar. The latter want it to be in Mogadishu. Local journalists say radio HornAfrik has sided with the Mogadishu faction and this has made members of the Jowhar-based government more hostile towards the station. SomaliaAfrica News to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia News SomaliaAfrica RSF_en News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists News Organisation January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

NASA’s Kepler Confirms 100+ Exoplanets During Its K2 Mission

first_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week This artist’s concept shows NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope on its K2 mission. In July 2016, an international team of astronomers announced they had discovered more than 100 new planets using this telescope. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechAn international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds using NASA’s Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission. Out of 197 initial planet candidates, scientists have confirmed 104 planets outside our solar system. Among the confirmed is a planetary system comprising four promising planets that could be rocky.These four planets, all between 20 and 50 percent larger than Earth by diameter, are orbiting the M dwarf star K2-72, found 181 light-years away in the direction of the Aquarius constellation. The host star is less than half the size of the sun and less bright. The planets’ orbital periods range from five-and-a-half to 24 days, and two of them may experience irradiation levels from their star comparable to those on Earth. Despite their tight orbits — closer than Mercury’s orbit around our sun — the possibility that life could arise on a planet around such a star cannot be ruled out, according to lead author Ian Crossfield, a Sagan Fellow at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson.The researchers achieved this extraordinary “roundup” of exoplanets by combining data with follow-up observations by Earth-based telescopes including the North Gemini telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, the Automated Planet Finder of the University of California Observatories, and the Large Binocular Telescope operated by the University of Arizona. The discoveries are published online in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series.Both Kepler and its K2 mission discover new planets by measuring the subtle dip in a star’s brightness caused by a planet passing in front of its star. In its initial mission, Kepler surveyed just one patch of sky in the northern hemisphere, determining the frequency of planets whose size and temperature might be similar to Earth orbiting stars similar to our sun. In the spacecraft’s extended mission in 2013, it lost its ability to precisely stare at its original target area, but a brilliant fix created a second life for the telescope that is proving scientifically fruitful.After the fix, Kepler started its K2 mission, which has provided an ecliptic field of view with greater opportunities for Earth-based observatories in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Additionally, the K2 mission is entirely community-driven with all targets proposed by the scientific community.Because it covers more of the sky, the K2 mission is capable of observing a larger fraction of cooler, smaller, red-dwarf type stars, and because such stars are much more common in the Milky Way than sun-like stars, nearby stars will predominantly be red dwarfs.“An analogy would be to say that Kepler performed a demographic study, while the K2 mission focuses on the bright and nearby stars with different types of planets,” said Crossfield. “The K2 mission allows us to increase the number of small, red stars by a factor of 20, significantly increasing the number of astronomical ‘movie stars’ that make the best systems for further study.”To validate candidate planets identified by K2, the researchers obtained high-resolution images of the planet-hosting stars as well as high-resolution optical spectroscopy. By dispersing the starlight as through a prism, the spectrographs allowed the researchers to infer the physical properties of a star — such as mass, radius and temperature — from which the properties of any planets orbiting it can be inferred.These observations represent a natural stepping stone from the K2 mission to NASA’s other upcoming exoplanet missions, such as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and James Webb Space Telescope.“This bountiful list of validated exoplanets from the K2 mission highlights the fact that the targeted examination of bright stars and nearby stars along the ecliptic is providing many interesting new planets,” said Steve Howell, project scientist for the K2 mission at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. “These targets allow the astronomical community ease of follow-up and characterization, providing a few gems for first study by the James Webb Space Telescope, which could perhaps tell us about the planets’ atmospheres.”This work was performed in part under contract with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory funded by NASA through the Sagan Fellowship Program executed by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute.NASA Ames manages the Kepler and K2 missions for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. JPL in Pasadena, California, managed Kepler mission development. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation operates the flight system with support from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.For more information on the Kepler and the K2 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/keplerFor more information about exoplanets, visit https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/ faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. 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Rent break

first_imgLinkedin Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Facebook Previous articleRTÉ ruled out Lyric move to UL due to costNext articleLost in Translations Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsHousingPoliticsRent breakBy Staff Reporter – November 14, 2019 172 TAGSHousingLimerick City and Countypolitics Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls center_img WhatsApp Twitter Email Jan O’Sullivan TDLABOUR Party Housing Spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan says it is time for a rent freeze to be introduced to give renters much-needed relief.It comes as the latest quarterly rental report from Daft.ie shows that average rents in Ireland have risen again to record highs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The report indicates an average rent in Limerick of €1,219, representing increases of up to six per cent to the end of September.“After more than three years, it is clear that the Government has failed to get the rental crisis under control. Rent pressure zones are failing to cap rents in an affordable way and the four per cent annual increases for those that are in leases are simply too high,” Deputy O’Sullivan said. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

University of South Carolina student who went missing overnight is dead, school says

first_imgiStock(COLUMBIA, Calif.) — A 21-year-old student at the University of South Carolina who went missing early Saturday morning has died.Samantha Josephson was last seen by friends between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, the City of Columbia Police Department said on Twitter. Shortly after 2 a.m., investigators believe she was seen getting into a black “newer model Chevy Impala,” and family and friends had not been able to get in touch with her since then, police said.“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I write these words this morning,” said USC President Harris Pastides in a letter to students. “Our prayers are with the family and friends of Samantha Josephson following the devastating news of her death. Times like these leave me searching for words of wisdom and comfort. However, I take solace that the Carolina Family is here to embrace those who are hurting.”The Columbia Police Department declined ABC News’ requests for further comment on the investigation and information on how Josephson died, but said it would release a statement “soon.”  “As you make plans for the weekend,” Pastides’ letter continued, “remember the tenets of Stand Up Carolina: Look out for one another, be active bystanders. Travel in groups and stay together.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more