Characteristics Of Kepler Planetary Candidates Based On The First Data Set

dc.contributor.utaustinauthorCochran, William D.en_US
dc.contributor.utaustinauthorEndl, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.utaustinauthorMacQueen, Phillip J.en_US
dc.creatorBorucki, William J.en_US
dc.creatorKoch, David G.en_US
dc.creatorBasri, Giboren_US
dc.creatorBatalha, Natalieen_US
dc.creatorBoss, Alanen_US
dc.creatorBrown, Timothy M.en_US
dc.creatorCaldwell, Douglasen_US
dc.creatorChristensen-Dalsgaard, Jorgenen_US
dc.creatorCochran, William D.en_US
dc.creatorDeVore, Ednaen_US
dc.creatorDunham, Edward W.en_US
dc.creatorDupree, Andrea K.en_US
dc.creatorGautier, Thomas N., IIIen_US
dc.creatorGeary, John C.en_US
dc.creatorGilliland, Ronalden_US
dc.creatorGould, Alanen_US
dc.creatorHowell, Steve B.en_US
dc.creatorJenkins, Jon M.en_US
dc.creatorKjeldsen, Hansen_US
dc.creatorLatham, David W.en_US
dc.creatorLissauer, Jack J.en_US
dc.creatorMarcy, Geoffrey W.en_US
dc.creatorMonet, David G.en_US
dc.creatorSasselov, Dimitaren_US
dc.creatorTarter, Jillen_US
dc.creatorCharbonneau, Daviden_US
dc.creatorDoyle, Lauranceen_US
dc.creatorFord, Eric B.en_US
dc.creatorFortney, Jonathanen_US
dc.creatorHolman, Matthew J.en_US
dc.creatorSeager, Saraen_US
dc.creatorSteffen, Jason H.en_US
dc.creatorWelsh, William F.en_US
dc.creatorAllen, Christopheren_US
dc.creatorBryson, Stephen T.en_US
dc.creatorBuchhave, Larsen_US
dc.creatorChandrasekaran, Hemaen_US
dc.creatorChristiansen, Jessie L.en_US
dc.creatorCiardi, Daviden_US
dc.creatorClarke, Bruce D.en_US
dc.creatorDotson, Jessie L.en_US
dc.creatorEndl, Michaelen_US
dc.creatorFischer, Debraen_US
dc.creatorFressin, Francoisen_US
dc.creatorHaas, Michaelen_US
dc.creatorHorch, Elliotten_US
dc.creatorHoward, Andrewen_US
dc.creatorIsaacson, Howarden_US
dc.creatorKolodziejczak, Jefferyen_US
dc.creatorLi, Jieen_US
dc.creatorMacQueen, Phillipen_US
dc.creatorMeibom, Sorenen_US
dc.creatorPrsa, Andrejen_US
dc.creatorQuintana, Elisa V.en_US
dc.creatorRowe, Jasonen_US
dc.creatorSherry, Williamen_US
dc.creatorTenenbaum, Peteren_US
dc.creatorTorres, Guillermoen_US
dc.creatorTwicken, Joseph D.en_US
dc.creatorVan Cleve, Jeffreyen_US
dc.creatorWalkowicz, Lucianneen_US
dc.creatorWu, Hayleyen_US
dc.description.abstractIn the spring of 2009, the Kepler Mission commenced high-precision photometry on nearly 156,000 stars to determine the frequency and characteristics of small exoplanets, conduct a guest observer program, and obtain asteroseismic data on a wide variety of stars. On 2010 June 15, the Kepler Mission released most of the data from the first quarter of observations. At the time of this data release, 705 stars from this first data set have exoplanet candidates with sizes from as small as that of Earth to larger than that of Jupiter. Here we give the identity and characteristics of 305 released stars with planetary candidates. Data for the remaining 400 stars with planetary candidates will be released in 2011 February. More than half the candidates on the released list have radii less than half that of Jupiter. Five candidates are present in and near the habitable zone; two near super-Earth size, and three bracketing the size of Jupiter. The released stars also include five possible multi-planet systems. One of these has two Neptune-size (2.3 and 2.5 Earth radius) candidates with near-resonant periods.en_US
dc.description.departmentMcDonald Observatoryen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNASA's Science Mission Directorateen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipW. M. Keck Foundationen_US
dc.identifier.citationBorucki, William J., David G. Koch, Gibor Basri, Natalie Batalha, Alan Boss, Timothy M. Brown, Douglas Caldwell et al. "Characteristics of Kepler planetary candidates based on the first data set." The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 728, No. 2 (Feb., 2011): 117.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofserialAstrophysical Journalen_US
dc.rightsAdministrative deposit of works to Texas ScholarWorks: This works author(s) is or was a University faculty member, student or staff member; this article is already available through open access or the publisher allows a PDF version of the article to be freely posted online. The library makes the deposit as a matter of fair use (for scholarly, educational, and research purposes), and to preserve the work and further secure public access to the works of the University.en_US
dc.subjectplanets and satellites: detectionen_US
dc.subjecttransiting planeten_US
dc.subjectinitial characteristicsen_US
dc.subjectterrestrial planetsen_US
dc.subjectastronomy & astrophysicsen_US
dc.titleCharacteristics Of Kepler Planetary Candidates Based On The First Data Seten_US

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