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Oscillating red giants observed during campaign 1 of the Kepler K2 mission: New prospects for galactic archaeology

Stello, Dennis; Huber, D; Sharma, S; Johnson, Jennifer A; Lund, Mikkel; Handberg, Rasmus; Buzasi, Derek; Silva Aguirre, V; Chaplin, W. J.; Pinsonneault, Marc H; Casagrande, Luca; Serenelli, Aldo


NASA's re-purposed Kepler mission - dubbed K2 - has brought new scientific opportunities that were not anticipated for the original Kepler mission. One science goal that makes optimal use of K2's capabilities, in particular its 360° ecliptic field of view, is galactic archaeology - the study of the evolution of the Galaxy from the fossil stellar record. The thrust of this research is to exploit high-precision, time-resolved photometry from K2 in order to detect oscillations in red giant stars....[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal Letters
DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/809/1/L3
Access Rights: Open Access


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