A new book chronicles the scientific discoveries of NASA’s Kepler and K2 missions. It also asks some big questions: “Are we alone? What is our place in the Universe?” Iowa State’s Steve Kawaler contributed to the book and is chair of the editorial advisory board for the partnership that published the book. The NASA Kepler … Continue reading Kawaler contributes to new Kepler book
Steve Kawaler, professor of physics and astronomy, is heading back to Cape Canaveral this month to witness the launch of another planet-hunting spacecraft. Kawaler and other astronomers will also use the data to study stars.
After NASA’s announcement of the first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star, Steve Kawaler explains how planets are found. To know more about the planets, we have to look to the stars.