Technical Note: Project Icarus: Kepler-22b and What it Means

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A. Hale (2012), JBIS, 65, 410-412

Refcode: 2012.65.410
Keywords: Extrasolar planets; Kepler-22b; Interstellar travel; Habitable zones; Kepler mission

A brief review of exoplanet detection techniques is given, in particular the ``transit'' technique employed by the Kepler mission. The recent discovery of planet Kepler-22b is described, together with the applicability of this discovery to Project Icarus. This is a submission of the Project Icarus study group.

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