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Unformatted text preview: 3. The Kepler mission has generated its first round of peer-reviewed articles and these are posted in a couple different places. Try http://kepler.nasa.gov/Mission/discoveries/papers/ and http://de.arxiv.org/archive/astro-ph . For the second one, click on the link that selects articles on extrasolar planets, and then search for titles containing Kepler . Find a discovery article (as opposed to Mission operations article) and write a short essay (1 page or so) summarizing the article in language that your fellow astronomy students would understand. Ill compile these into a hand-out; we can have a class discussion next time about them. 4. Invent your own homework problem based on chapter one. Try to make it quantitve, and more involved than just plugging numbers into an equation. Extra credit if you can provide a solution....
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