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Paper: The Kepler Follow-up Observation Program
Volume: 366, Transiting Extrasolar Planets Workshop
Page: 219
Authors: Gautier, T.N.; Borucki, W.J.; Caldwell, D.A.; Koch, D.G.
Abstract: The Kepler mission will use a space based, 95-cm Schmidt telescope to survey 100,000 late type dwarf stars for transiting Earth-sized planets over a period of 4 years. Up to ~2000 such planets might be detected along with a hundred or more transiting giant planets. About 1,000 false positive planet detections, due mainly to eclipsing binary stars, will also be found. A ground based follow-up program is planned to observe all of the planet candidates found by Kepler to weed out these false positives and produce a final catalog with a reliability greater than 95%.
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