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John Bahcall Lecture Series

Lava Worlds to Living Worlds: A Retrospective of NASA’s Kepler Mission

Presented by: Natalie Batalha (NASA Ames Research Center)
Category: Science Colloquia   Duration: 1 hour   Broadcast date: February 18, 2019
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Bahcall Lecture Series. Abtract: In November, engineers transmitted the Goodnight Sequence to power down the Kepler spacecraft thereby initiating mission closeout. The end of Kepler is the end of an exciting chapter in exoplanet exploration. We'll pay homage to the mission by playing back some of its science highlights. We'll also consider Kepler's exoplanet legacy -- what it leaves behind and what role it will play in the chapters being written now by TESS and in the near future by JWST.