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


A. Hale (2012), JBIS65, 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.