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Characteristics of Kepler planetary candidates based on the first data set

Authors
  • William J, Borucki
  • David G, Koch
  • Gibor, Basri
  • Natalie, Batalha
  • Alan, Boss
  • Timothy M, Brown
  • Douglas Caldwell
  • William D, Cochran
  • Edna DeVore
  • Edward W, Dunham
  • Andrea K, Dupree
  • Thomas N Iii, Gautier
  • John C, Geary
  • Ronald, Gilliland
  • Alan, Gould
  • Steve B, Howell
  • Jon M, Jenkins
  • Hans, Kjeldsen
  • David W, Latham
  • Jack J, Lissauer
  • And 40 more
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Astrophysical Journal
Publisher
American Astronomical Society
Publication Date
Jan 17, 2011
Volume
728
Issue
2
Pages
117–117
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/728/2/117
Source
SETI Institute
License
Green

Abstract

In the spring of 2009, the Kepler Mission commenced high-precision photometry on nearly 156,000 stars to determine the frequency and characteristics of small exoplanets, conduct a guest observer program, and obtain asteroseismic data on a wide variety of stars. On 2010 June 15, the Kepler Mission released most of the data from the first quarter of observations. At the time of this data release, 705 stars from this first data set have exoplanet candidates with sizes from as small as that of Earth to larger than that of Jupiter. Here we ...

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