S E M I N A R IDepartament d'Astronomia i Astrofísica
Universitat de València
The Kepler Mission: Overview and Results
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Seminari del departament d'Astronomia i AstrofÃsica
Divendres 22 juny 2012
The search for planets around other stars has taken a giant leap forward with the launch of NASA's Kepler Mission, which has been in operation for 3 years. I will review some of its most exciting discoveries in the field of transiting planets, including multiple systems, planets in the habitable zone of their parent stars, rocky planets that are smaller than the Earth, and tantalizing evidence that small planets like the Earth may be common around Sun-like stars.