Kepler planet-detection mission: introduction and first results.

@article{Borucki2010KeplerPM,
  title={Kepler planet-detection mission: introduction and first results.},
  author={William J. Borucki and David Koch and Gibor S. Basri and Natalie M. Batalha and Timothy Brown and Douglas A. Caldwell and John Caldwell and J\orgen Christensen-Dalsgaard and William D. Cochran and Edna Devore and Edward W. Dunham and Andrea K. Dupree and Thomas N. Gautier and John C. Geary and Ronald L. Gilliland and Alan R. Gould and Steve B. Howell and Jon M. Jenkins and Yoji Kondo and David Latham and Geoffrey W. Marcy and S\oren Meibom and Hans Kjeldsen and Jack J. Lissauer and David G. Monet and David Morrison and Dimitar D. Sasselov and Jill Tarter and Alan P. Boss and Donald E. Brownlee and Toby Owen and Derek Buzasi and David B. 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 J Anderson and Lars A. Buchhave and David R. Ciardi and Lucianne M. Walkowicz and William H. Sherry and Elliott P. Horch and Howard T. Isaacson and Mark E. Everett and Debra A. Fischer and Guillermo Torres and J. A. Johnson and Michael Endl and Phillip J. MacQueen and Stephen T. Bryson and Jessie L. Dotson and Michael Haas and Jeffrey Kolodziejczak and Jeffrey Van Cleve and Hema Chandrasekaran and Joseph D. Twicken and Elisa V. Quintana and Bruce Clarke and Christopher Allen and Jie Li and Haley Wu and Peter Tenenbaum and Ekaterina Verner and Frederick C. Bruhweiler and J Barnes and Andrej Pr{\vs}a},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={327 5968},
  pages={977-80}
}
The Kepler mission was designed to determine the frequency of Earth-sized planets in and near the habitable zone of Sun-like stars. The habitable zone is the region where planetary temperatures are suitable for water to exist on a planet's surface. During the first 6 weeks of observations, Kepler monitored 156,000 stars, and five new exoplanets with sizes between 0.37 and 1.6 Jupiter radii and orbital periods from 3.2 to 4.9 days were discovered. The density of the Neptune-sized Kepler-4b is… CONTINUE READING
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