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Digital press kit - Kepler Planet Bonanza
February 26, 2014

Media requests for interviews with the Kepler mission should be directed to Michele Johnson, public affairs officer at NASA's Ames Research Center.

Briefing resources:

-- Media advisory (2/21) - NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discoveries
-- Press release (2/26) - NASA's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza, 715 New Worlds
-- Media telecon (2/26) - UStream replay
-- Presentation (PDF, 27MB)
-- Science papers - Lissauer et al, 2014 (PDF, 14MB); Rowe et al, 2014 (PDF, 8MB)

Panelists: Biographies (PDF, 150KB)  [image-51]

-- Douglas Hudgins, exoplanet exploration program scientist, NASA's Astrophysics Division in Washington
-- Jack Lissauer, planetary scientist, NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
-- Jason Rowe, research scientist, SETI Institute, Mountain View, Calif.
-- Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

Animations: Captions and credits (PDF, 50KB) [image-67]

-- Exoplanet Discoveries Through the Years (MP4, 1MB)
-- Planet System vs. Star System Stability (MP4, 800KB)
-- Kepler-296 Planetary System (MP4, 3.5MB)

Social Media: #Kepler715

Twitter: @NASAKepler
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nasaskeplermission

General Kepler Image and Video Resources: 

-- NASA image usage policy
-- Video: Kepler Field of View
-- Video: Kepler Overview
-- Video: Transit Light Curve
-- Video: Kepler Spacecraft Launch, March 6, 2009
-- For more Kepler images, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/multimedia/index.html

Related Links:

-- Kepler mission fact sheet (PDF, 2.2MB)
-- Kepler lithographs
-- Kepler FAQs
-- Past Kepler Discoveries
-- NASA's Ames Research Center
-- The SETI Institute


Media contact:

Michele Johnson
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

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Sizes of Known Exoplanets
The histogram shows the number of planets by size for all known exoplanets. The blue bars on the histogram represents all the exoplanets known, by size, before the Kepler Planet Bonanza announcement on Feb. 26, 2014. The gold bars on the histogram represent Kepler's newly-verified planets.
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Exoplanet Discoveries
The histogram shows the number of planet discoveries by year for roughly the past two decades of the exoplanet search. The blue bar shows previous planet discoveries, the red bar shows previous Kepler planet discoveries, the gold bar displays the 715 new planets verified by multiplicity.
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Page Last Updated: April 16th, 2014
Page Editor: Michele Johnson