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Kepler Stars with Multiple Transiting Planet Candidates
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Author and Affiliation:
Lissauer, Jack J.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: NASA's Kepler spacecraft was launched into an Earth-trailing heliocentric orbit in March of 2009. Kepler is designed to conduct a statistical census of planetary system properties using transit photometry. Among the most exciting early results from Kepler are target stars found to have photometric signatures that suggest the presence of more than one transiting planet. Individual transiting planets provide information on the size and orbital period distributions of exoplanets. Multiple transiting planets provide additional information on the spacing and flatness distributions of planetary systems. Results to d ate and plans for future analysis will be presented.
Publication Date: Oct 03, 2012
Document ID:
20130013769
(Acquired Jul 03, 2013)
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: 42nd Annual Meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences; 3-8 Oct. 2012; Pasadena, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Astronomical Society; Washington, DC, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: WBS 354171.04.07.01
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: EARTH ORBITS; EXTRASOLAR PLANETS; PHOTOMETRY; PLANETARY SYSTEMS; PLANETS; SOLAR ORBITS; SPACING; STARS
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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