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CFA: After Kepler

Artist impression of sunrise over CoRoT-7b, the smallest-known exoplanet. Credit: NASA/ESO/L. Calçada

Artist impression of sunrise over CoRoT-7b, the smallest-known exoplanet. Credit: NASA/ESO/L. Calçada

The Kepler spacecraft was launched in 2009 to find the first Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. In this talk hosted by Harvard University, three speakers summarize the spacecraft’s mission and highlights some of its surprising discoveries. They also talk about the planned follow-up mission called TESS.

Speakers: Dimitar Sasselov, Soren Meibom, and David Latham.

The CFA is a collaboration of Harvard College Observatory (HCO) and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and home to Harvard’s Department of Astronomy.