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The Kepler Asteroseismic Science Operations Center provides asteroseismological data from the NASA Kepler mission to astronomers who are members of the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (KASC).

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News

5th Jul 2014: CoRoT/KASC meeting live broadcast

The scientific sessions from the CoRoT/KASC meeting in Toulouse will be broadcast live on the WebTV of the Université Paul Sabatier.
First live broadcast on Monday, July 7th at 09:00.

13th Mar 2014: CoRoT3-KASC7: 6-11 July '14, Toulouse (F)

The goal of the first joint CoRoT symposium and KASC meeting is to offer a fast paced but comprehensive view of the recent progress in the study of stellar systems and their components: stars and planets. The ambition of this conference is to be the dawn of new collaborations between projects, a starting point to solve some of the hot and pressing open questions on the understanding of stellar and planetary systems and their environment. Further details of the meeting can be found at http://corot3-kasc7.sciencesconf.org/ .

26th Feb 2014: Loss of module 7: K2FOV tool updated

As you may have heard, the Kepler/K2 spacecraft has lost another CCD module (module 7) in a similar way to the loss of module 3 earlier in the mission. Read more here.
The K2FOV tool has been updated to take the loss of module 7 into account and everyone is encouraged to update any target lists using the new version of the tool.

Kepler News

9th Oct 2014: NASA Prepares its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter

NASA’s extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19.
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24th Sep 2014: NASA Telescopes Find Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Exoplanet

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a gaseous planet outside our solar system. The planet is about the size of Neptune, making it the smallest planet from which molecules of any kind have been detected.
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23rd Sep 2014: Mission Manager Update: C1 data on the ground; C2 underway

The K2 mission has successfully completed its first official science observations and the data are on the ground! Campaign 2 is underway.
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Recently published scientific publications

  • R. Handberg: Automated preparation of Kepler time series of planet hosts for asteroseismic analysis
    Updated: Wed 22nd October 2014 12:58.
  • J.M. Benkő: Long time-scale behavior of the Blazhko effect from rectified Kepler data
    Updated: Mon 23rd June 2014 13:00.
  • K. Hambleton: KIC 4544587: an Eccentric, Short Period Binary System with delta Scuti Pulsations and Tidally Excited Modes
    Updated: Thu 19th June 2014 17:39.
  • L. Casagrande: Stroemgren for Asteroseismology and Galactic Archaeology: let the SAGA begin
    Updated: Thu 12th June 2014 17:45.
  • V. Silva Aguirre: Old puzzle, new insights: a lithium rich giant quietly burning helium in its core
    Updated: Mon 26th May 2014 22:10.
  • G. DOĞAN: CHARACTERIZING TWO SOLAR-TYPE KEPLER SUBGIANTS WITH ASTEROSEISMOLOGY: KIC 10920273 AND KIC 11395018
    Updated: Tue 20th May 2014 18:08.
  • J. F. Le Borgne: The historical vanishing of the Blazhko effect of RR Lyr from GEOS and Kepler surveys
    Updated: Mon 12th May 2014 10:17.

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