Kepler Spies Five New Planets

In this discovering new planets instructional activity, students read about how the Kepler spacecraft detects new planets by observing the dimming of light emitted by stars as the planets pass in front of them. Students solve 2 problems using a sequence of figures showing the transit of a planet and they construct a 'light curve'. They also explain how they would use the data to determine the width of the planet.

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