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Kepler: A Brief Discussion of the Mission and Exoplanet Results

  title={Kepler: A Brief Discussion of the Mission and Exoplanet Results},
  author={William J. Borucki},
INTRODUCTIONThe Kepler Mission was a PI-led NASA Discovery mission designed to determine the frequency of Earth-size and larger planets in the habitable zone (HZ) of other stars (i.e., exoplanets); characterize those planets; and explore the diversity of planetary systems. To accomplish these goals, the Mission was designed to find thousands of planets around various star types assuming that planetary systems were common. The Mission results provided data on a wide range of planet and planetary… 
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