Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Citizen Planet Hunters: Kepler Space Telescope Data Now Available

Additional Kepler Data Now Available to All Planet Hunters

ScienceDaily (Oct. 29, 2012) — The Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., is releasing 12 additional months worth of planet-searching data meticulously collected by one of the most prolific planet-hunting endeavors ever conceived, NASA's Kepler Mission.

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Artist's impression of the Kepler telescope.
(Source: Wikipedia.org )

As of Oct. 28, 2012, every observation from the extrasolar planet survey made by Kepler since its launch in 2009 through June 27, 2012, is available to scientists and the public. This treasure-trove contains more than 16 terabytes of data and is housed at the Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes, or MAST, at the Space Telescope Science Institute. MAST is a huge data archive containing astronomical observations from 16 NASA space astronomy missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope.

More - Link >>> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121029133542.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fspace_time+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Space+%26+Time+News%29

Kepler Spacecraft Data - Link >> http://www.planethunters.org/

More about the Kepler Space Telescope - Link >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler_(spacecraft)
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Sources: NASA, Space Telescope Science Institute, PlanetHunters.org , ScienceDaily.com , Wikipedia.org .

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