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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

23rd Jul 2014: The Most Precise Measurement of an Alien World's Size

NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have made the most precise measurement yet of the size of a planet beyond our solar system.
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21st Jul 2014: Astronomers Discover Transiting Exoplanet with Longest Known Year

Orbiting its host star once every 704 days, Kepler-421b has the longest known year of any transiting exoplanet found to-date. By comparison, Mars orbits our sun once every 780 days.
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2nd Jun 2014: Astronomers Confounded By Massive Rocky World

Astronomers have discovered a rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size. This discovery has planet formation theorists challenged to explain how such a world could have formed.
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Recently published scientific publications

  • 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.
  • M. Breger: Evidence of resonant mode coupling and the relationship between low and high frequencies in a rapidly rotating A star
    Updated: Wed 23rd April 2014 23:21.
  • T. Wu: Asteroseismic Study on Cluster Distance Moduli for Red Giant Branch Stars in NGC 6791 and NGC 6819
    Updated: Mon 14th April 2014 04:07.

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