Kepler news briefing on February 2

The next Kepler news briefing will be held by NASA on February 2. It will be held at NASA headquarters in Washington and carried on NASA Television. The latest results in its search for Earth-size planets in or near the “habitable zone” of other stars (where liquid water can exist) will be presented. 750+ planetary candidates had already been discussed in the first news briefing last year, most of which range from smaller than Neptune to about the size of Earth. Over the next few years many more candidates are expected to be found with many of those to be confirmed after subsequent observations. The actual data release will be on February 1, followed by the press briefing the next day.