SETI: Planet Occurrence and the Habitable Zone

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this SETI talk Christopher J Burke discusses the latest results in measuring terrestrial planet occurrence rates using the planet candidates discovered by the Kepler pipeline. Fresh news of discovering a number of Earth-like planets in the habitable zones of their host stars as well as the recent release to the public of the model for the Kepler pipeline sensitivity to transiting planets, illustrates how hot the field currently is. In this video Burke will shine some light on the technicalities behind the Kepler’s way of detecting exoplanets.

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