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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

25th Nov 2014: CoRoT3/KASC7 presentations available

Presentations, videos and photos from this summers CoRoT3/KASC7 conference in Toulouse are now (finally) available. You can find them here.

13th Nov 2014: E-mail problems

Some people are experiencing problems receiving e-mails from KASOC/KASC. We have traced the problem to an external spam-filter service that has mistakenly classified one of our IP-addresses as a source of spam, and is therefore silently rejecting e-mails from us. This unfortunately includes the e-mails sent during registration on the KASOC website, or when resetting your password.
We are working on fixing this issue, and will get back with more information when it is available. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

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.

Kepler News

16th Dec 2014: Comet Siding Spring passes through K2's Field-of-View

On Oct. 20, the Kepler spacecraft joined the fleet of NASA science assets that observed distant Oort Cloud native Comet Siding Spring as it passed through K2's Campaign 2 field-of-view on its long journey around the sun. The data collected by K2 will add to the study of the comet, giving scientists an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the materials, including water and carbon compounds, that existed during the formation of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago. Taken by the Kepler spacecraft operating as the K2 mission, the full-frame image (left) is of the K2 Campaign 2 field-of-view. The image contains bright stars of the constellation Scorpius, with Antares just on the left edge of module-12 in the middle row second from the left. The globular clusters M4 and NGC 6144 can also be seen on module-12 along with the nebulosity of the well-studied rho-Ophiuchus star-forming region. In the upper right of module-2, the first visible module from the left in the top row, Comet Siding Springs can be seen. The zoomed image (right) shows the nucleus and fuzzy trailing tail of Comet Siding Spring. Because the comet is moving rapidly, its nucleus is smeared over 20 pixels in this 30-minute exposure image causing it to appear oblong. The tail of the comet extends up and to the left from the nucleus. The comet moved through the K2 field-of-view in about 77 hours. A special purpose aperture was created to capture the comet as it moved through the image, allowing scientists to study its behavior just after the close encounter with Mars. K2 is the two-wheel operation mode of the Kepler spacecraft. Based on a recommendation from the agency’s 2014 Senior Review of its operating missions, the K2 mission was approved to receive NASA funding for two years and officially began in May.  Image credit: NASA Ames/W Stenzel; SETI Institute/D Caldwell
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16th Dec 2014: Mission Manager Update: K2 Campaign 3 underway

Now in its seventh month of operation, K2 began its third campaign on Nov. 12. During Campaign 2, Oort Cloud native Comet Siding Spring passed through K2's field-of-view adding to the data collected by the fleet of NASA science assets.
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27th Oct 2014: NASA's Planet-hunting Kepler and K2 Missions Take Your Questions on Reddit

Scientists and engineers from NASA's planet-hunting Kepler and K2 missions will answer questions about the missions on Reddit.com on Monday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. PDT.
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Recently published scientific publications

  • B. Mosser: Mixed modes in red giants: a window on stellar evolution
    Updated: Thu 4th December 2014 07:42.
  • Dennis Stello: Non-radial oscillations in M-giant semi-regular variables: Stellar models and Kepler observations
    Updated: Wed 3rd December 2014 20:35.
  • T. Kallinger: The connection between stellar granulation and oscillation as seen by the Kepler mission
    Updated: Thu 20th November 2014 10:23.
  • T. Borkovits: HD183648: a Kepler eclipsing binary with anomalous ellipsoidal variations and a pulsating component
    Updated: Thu 20th November 2014 09:16.
  • T. S. Metcalfe: Properties of 42 Solar-type Kepler Targets from the Asteroseismic Modeling Portal
    Updated: Mon 17th November 2014 13:48.
  • R. Handberg: Automated preparation of Kepler time series of planet hosts for asteroseismic analysis
    Updated: Mon 17th November 2014 13:33.
  • J.M. Benkő: Long time-scale behavior of the Blazhko effect from rectified Kepler data
    Updated: Mon 23rd June 2014 13:00.

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