Kepler Planet-Detection Mission: Introduction and First Results

  title={Kepler Planet-Detection Mission: Introduction and First Results},
  author={William J. Borucki and David J. Koch and Gibor S. Basri and Natalie M. Batalha and Timothy M. Brown and Douglas A. Caldwell and J. Caldwell and J{\o}rgen Christensen-Dalsgaard and William D. Cochran and E. K. Devore and Edward Wood Dunham and Andrea K. Dupree and Thomas Gautier and John Charles Geary and Ronald L. Gilliland and A. D. Gould and Steve B. Howell and Jon M. Jenkins and Yoji Kondo and David W. Latham and Geoffrey W. Marcy and S{\o}ren Meibom and Hans Kjeldsen and Jack J. Lissauer and David G. Monet and David R. Morrison and Dimitar D. Sasselov and Jill Tarter and Alan P. Boss and Donald Eugene Brownlee and T. C. Owen and Derek L. Buzasi and David Charbonneau and Laurance R. Doyle and Jonathan J. Fortney and Eric B. Ford and Matthew J. Holman and Sara Seager and Jason H. Steffen and William F. Welsh and Jason F. Rowe and Howard Anderson and Lars A. Buchhave and David R. Ciardi and Lucianne M. Walkowicz and William Henry Sherry and Elliott P. Horch and Howard T. Isaacson and Mark E. Everett and Debra A. Fischer and Guillermo Torres and John Asher Johnson and Michael Endl and Phillip J. MacQueen and Stephen T. Bryson and Jessie Dotson and Michael Haas and Jeffrey Kolodziejczak and Jeffrey E. Van Cleve and Hema Chandrasekaran and Joseph D. Twicken and Elisa V. Quintana and Bruce D. Clarke and Christopher D.C. Allen and Jie Li and Haley Wu and Peter Tenenbaum and Ekaterina M. Verner and Frederick C. Bruhweiler and Jason W. Barnes and Andrej Pr{\vs}a},
  pages={977 - 980}
Detecting Distant Planets More than 400 planets have been detected outside the solar system, most of which have masses similar to that of the gas giant planet, Jupiter. Borucki et al. (p. 977, published online 7 January) summarize the planetary findings derived from the first six weeks of observations with the Kepler mission whose objective is to search for and determine the frequency of Earth-like planets in the habitable zones of other stars. The results include the detection of five new… 
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