Kepler Could Discover Asteroids Around White Dwarfs

Today on the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast, I interview Steve Howell from NOAO, about the Kepler mission. We talk a little about the mission goals, debunk some misinformation and rumors about the detectors, and discuss the potential for Kepler to detect transits of asteroids orbiting around white dwarfs.

There will be a Slacker Astronomy episode later this month featuring the entire interview, which also includes some discussion of the 13th astrological sign, Ophiuchus, along with some other silliness.

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