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Jerome A. Orosz's "The Revolutionary Kepler Mission"
Launched in 2009, the Kepler mission has revolutionized our understanding of stars and exoplanets. The primary mission came to an abrupt stop in May, 2013 when the second of Kepler's four "reaction wheels" failed. I will highlight some of the main discoveries of Kepler, and give an update on the current status of the Kepler spacecraft and the possible science missions it might have in the near future.
About Jerome A. Orosz
Ph.D. Astronomy, Yale University, New Haven, CT, May 1996
M.S. Physics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, June 1991
B.A. Physics and Mathematics, magna cum laude, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, May 1989