Characteristics of Kepler Planetary Candidates Based on the First Data Set: The Majority are Found to be Neptune-Size and Smaller

@article{Borucki2010CharacteristicsOK,
  title={Characteristics of Kepler Planetary Candidates Based on the First Data Set: The Majority are Found to be Neptune-Size and Smaller},
  author={William J. Borucki and for the Agile team},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2010}
}
  • W. Borucki, F. team
  • Published 14 June 2010
  • Physics, Geology
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
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