-5 minutes to Kepler teleconference!

Watch here.

Woohoo! 715 new planets in one go were announced during the teleconference.

A few screen captures:

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Arc posted two new papers (Lissauer et al., 2014 & Rowe et al., 2014) and a media kit.


Look at that histogram go!

Figure 3 of Rowe et al., 2014
Figure 3 of Rowe et al., 2014

This figure from Rowe et al., 2014 shows the incident flux (normalized to the incident flux on Earth) versus the radius of the planet (in Earth radii). There’s something interesting to be said about it, but it will deserve a blog post on its own…