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Finding the Next Earth: The Latest Results from Kepler

Dr. Natalie BatalhaOct. 17, 2012

Dr. Natalie Batalha (NASA Ames Res. Ctr.)

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Dr. Batalha (Mission Scientist for the Kepler Mission searching for exoplanets) describes the techniques used by the Kepler team to identify planets orbiting other stars and updates us on the remarkable progress they are making in the search for Earth-sized worlds. She discusses the planets already found and shares what we know so far about the thousands of candidate planets that are in the Kepler data.