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  • 01/04/10
  • 01/04/10
  • Batalha press aas20110110

    1. 1. Kepler ’s First Rocky Planet: Kepler-10b Natalie Batalha San Jose State University Deputy Science Team Lead, Kepler Mission NASA Ames Research Center
    2. 2. NASA’s Kepler Mission Determining the frequency of Earth-size and larger planets in the habitable zone of Sun-like stars
    3. 3. Transit Photometry Click link or graphic to play movie: http://kepler.nasa.gov/multimedia/AnimationsandMore/animations/?ImageID=38
    4. 4. Kepler ’s First Rocky Planet
    5. 5. Kepler Field of View Click link or graphic to play movie: http://kepler.nasa.gov/multimedia/AnimationsandMore/animations/mediateleconanimations/?ImageID=106
    6. 6. Kepler-10 Light Curve
    7. 7. Kepler-10 Light Curve Period = 45.29 days
    8. 8. Kepler-10 Light Curve Period = 45.29 days
    9. 9. Kepler-10 Light Curve Period = .84 days Period = 45.29 days
    10. 10. Kepler-10 Light Curve Period = .84 days Period = 45.29 days
    11. 11. Transit Yields Planet Radius 10b Size Radius = 1.4 R
    12. 12. Doppler Measurements Yield Planet Mass Mass = 4.6 M
    13. 13. Asteroseismology
    14. 14. Stellar Properties Kepler-10 <ul><li>G4V </li></ul><ul><li>Mass = 0.90 </li></ul><ul><li>Radius = 1.06 R </li></ul><ul><li>Age > 8 Gyr </li></ul><ul><li>Distance = 560 Light-years </li></ul>
    15. 15. Transit and Doppler Measurements Yield Density + 10b Size Mass Volume = 8.8 g/cm 3 Density
    16. 16. Composition of Kepler-10b
    17. 17. Kepler-10b, artist’s concept Click link or graphic to play movie: http://kepler.nasa.gov/multimedia/AnimationsandMore/animations/mediateleconanimations/?ImageID =107
    18. 18. Summary <ul><li>Kepler-10b is orbiting a star very much </li></ul><ul><ul><li>like our own Sun, but with an age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>greater than 8 billion years, at a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>distance of 560 light years. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kepler-10b is the smallest exoplanet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>discovered to date and the first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>unquestionably rocky planet orbiting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a star outside our Solar System. </li></ul></ul>

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