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The Kepler end-to-end data pipeline : from photons to far away worlds

Show simple item record Cooke, Brian Thompson, Richard Standley, Shaun 2013-07-22T14:36:39Z 2013-07-22T14:36:39Z 2011-03-03
dc.identifier.citation 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana March 3-10, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-5655
dc.description.abstract Launched by NASA on 6 March 2009, the Kepler Mission has been observing more than 100,000 targets in a single patch of sky between the constellations Cygnus and Lyra almost continuously for the last two years looking for planetary systems using the transit method. As of October 2011, the Kepler spacecraft has collected and returned to Earth just over 290 GB of data, identifying 1235 planet candidates with 25 of these candidates confirmed as planets via ground observation. Extracting the telltale signature of a planetary system from stellar photometry where valid signal transients can be small as a 40 ppm is a difficult and exacting task. The end-to end processing of determining planetary candidates from noisy, raw photometric measurements is discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject earth-size planets en_US
dc.subject Cygnus constallation en_US
dc.subject photometer en_US
dc.title The Kepler end-to-end data pipeline : from photons to far away worlds en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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