Latest Exoplanet Results from NASA's Kepler/K2 Mission
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Latest Exoplanet Results from NASA's Kepler/K2 Mission

Latest Exoplanet Results from NASA's Kepler/K2 Mission

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Speaker: Ian Crossfield, UC Santa Cruz

The all-sky TESS mission will soon revolutionize our view of planets transiting the nearest, brightest stars to the Sun, just as the four-year survey by NASA's Kepler mission transformed our understanding of exoplanet demographics. Using the repurposed Kepler spacecraft, the ongoing K2 mission provides a natural transition from Kepler to TESS in terms of sky coverage, survey duration, and intensity of ground-based follow-up observations. For the past three years I have led a large, multi-institutional team to discover, follow up, validate, and characterize hundreds of new candidates and planets using data from K2. I will highlight some of our key results from the first two years of K2 data, and will conclude with a discussion of the path forward to future exoplanet discovery and characterization.

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