S E M I N A R I

Departament d'Astronomia i Astrofísica
Universitat de València

    The Kepler Mission: Overview and Results

Guillermo Torres

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


Seminari del departament d'Astronomia i Astrofísica

Divendres 22 juny 2012

12:00


Resum

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.