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Kepler ’s First Rocky Planet:  Kepler-10b Natalie Batalha San Jose State University Deputy Science Team Lead,  Kepler Miss...
NASA’s  Kepler Mission Determining the frequency of Earth-size and larger planets in the habitable zone of Sun-like stars
Transit Photometry Click link or graphic to play movie: http://kepler.nasa.gov/multimedia/AnimationsandMore/animations/?Im...
Kepler ’s First Rocky Planet
Kepler  Field of View Click link or graphic to play movie: http://kepler.nasa.gov/multimedia/AnimationsandMore/animations/...
Kepler-10 Light Curve
Kepler-10 Light Curve Period = 45.29 days
Kepler-10 Light Curve Period = 45.29 days
Kepler-10 Light Curve Period = .84 days Period = 45.29 days
Kepler-10 Light Curve Period = .84 days Period = 45.29 days
Transit Yields Planet Radius 10b  Size Radius = 1.4 R
Doppler Measurements Yield  Planet Mass Mass = 4.6 M
Asteroseismology
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><l...
Transit and Doppler Measurements Yield Density + 10b  Size Mass Volume = 8.8 g/cm 3 Density
Composition of Kepler-10b
Kepler-10b, artist’s concept Click link or graphic to play movie: http://kepler.nasa.gov/multimedia/AnimationsandMore/anim...
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...
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  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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