Kepler-22b: Overhyped or potential new home?

The transcript for the 18th meeting of the astronomy twitter journal club. We discussed the recent announcement of, and subsequent excitable media response to, exoplanet Kepler-22b.
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

What would you like to discuss in #astrojc this week?

07/12/2011 17:41:00 WIB
Ken Rice @ExoKenRice

@astronomyjc I think we should have @Matt_Burleigh discussing Kepler 22b :-)

07/12/2011 17:51:57 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

Votes for Kepler22b (@antisophista & @wikimir) but there's no paper yet as @Matt_Burleigh points out How about we discuss the hype? #astrojc

07/12/2011 18:45:38 WIB
Paul Crowther @Paul_Crowther

@astronomyjc yes, please discuss Kepler 22b hype (Topic of my astro tutorial with 3rd yr undergrads today) incl. range in planet's temp & g.

07/12/2011 20:09:07 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

By popular demand (i.e. 3 votes) #astrojc will discuss Kepler22b & the surrounding hype tomorrow, 20:10 GMT

07/12/2011 22:40:32 WIB
David Gruber @antisophista

@AstroPHYPapers: Kepler-22b: A 2.4 Earth-radius Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Sun-like Star.” cc @astronomyjc

08/12/2011 14:02:34 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

There's now a paper to go with the Kepler-22b press release #astrojc

08/12/2011 16:53:13 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

#astrojc MT @KarenLMasters: "what scientists were quick to label a twin of Earth" - yes it's all the scientists fault!

08/12/2011 19:24:19 WIB

"Kepler 22b – hype or new home?" #astrojc discussion tonight, 20:10GMT - Please join in! I might not have...

08/12/2011 21:38:57 WIB
Paul Crowther @Paul_Crowther

Another Earth? incl. "In truth, the term `Earthlike' is a stretch" via @TheEconomist HEC: #astrojc

09/12/2011 01:59:07 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

Hi everyone & welcome to the 18th meeting of #astrojc. Today's topic: Kepler-22b - new home or much hype?

09/12/2011 03:10:08 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

All discussion contributions up to and including ranting welcome! #astrojc

09/12/2011 03:10:57 WIB
Arie Nouwen @AdrianusV

Hi everyone, greetingz from the Netherlands, situated too in the habitable zone. #astrojc

09/12/2011 03:11:36 WIB
Matthew R "Who Owns An Asteroid?" Francis @DrMRFrancis

#astrojc Hello, I'm Matthew - my views are already on record, 'cause I wrote the "habitability primer" on the JC page.

09/12/2011 03:11:54 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

From the abstract: "Although there is no evidence that Kepler-22b is a rocky planet... #astrojc

09/12/2011 03:12:33 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

..., it is the first confirmed planet with a measured radius to orbit in the Habitable Zone of any star other than the Sun." #astrojc

09/12/2011 03:12:46 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

(here's the paper BTW It came out today, several days after the press release) #astrojc

09/12/2011 03:13:33 WIB
Ken Rice @ExoKenRice

Seems clear that much hype from the media at least. Main issue is whthr or not this is good for Astronomy or not #astrojc

09/12/2011 03:14:10 WIB
Arie Nouwen @AdrianusV

@astronomyjc don't think so, we have also HD 85512 b and Gliese 581 d. Both are confirmed too. #astrojc

09/12/2011 03:14:11 WIB
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