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Astronomy & Space Sciences Colloquium

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Space Sciences Building, 105

Dr. Natalie Batalha
UC Santa Cruz

So Long and Thanks for All the Planets

Last month, engineers transmitted a command sequence to power down NASA's Kepler spacecraft thereby initiating mission closeout.  The end of Kepler is the end of an exciting chapter in exoplanet exploration.  We'll pay homage to the mission by playing back some of its science highlights.  We'll also consider Kepler's exoplanet legacy -- what it leaves behind and what role it will play in the chapters being written now by TESS and in the near future by JWST.

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Event Type

Lecture

Departments

Astronomy

Tags

astronomy, physics

Contact E-Mail

jtm14@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Jill Tarbell

Contact Phone

255-6920

Speaker

Dr. Natalie Batalha

Speaker Affiliation

UC Santa Cruz

Dept. Web Site

astro.cornell.edu

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