K2 - Kepler's Second Mission

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K2 - Kepler's Second Mission

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 18th November 2013, 8:52 am

Here's a good outline of the proposed K2 mission.
http://blog.planethunters.org/2013/11/18/k2-keplers-proposed-2nd-exoplanet-mission/

300 ppm precision (down from 30 ppm)
Fewer stars: 10,000 to 20,000.
Shorter duration: 70-80 days per field.

But we'll get to detect short planets around bright stars and determine the frequency of such planets in several spots on the sky.

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Post by Baltazar on 19th October 2014, 3:17 pm

Any updates on this? Has the new mission bore any fruits yet?
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Post by Sirius_Alpha on 19th October 2014, 6:17 pm

Not yet as far as discoveries go, but the data from the first run is publicly available. We've got a thread for monitoring the progress here:
http://solar-flux.forumandco.com/t1475-k2-news-and-results-for-kepler-s-second-mission

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Post by Baltazar on 19th October 2014, 7:25 pm

Thanks for the link Sirius Smile
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