Most cited paper – “KEPLER MISSION DESIGN, REALIZED PHOTOMETRIC PERFORMANCE, AND EARLY SCIENCE”

Dear Dr. Koch,
We are pleased to inform you that your article “KEPLER MISSION DESIGN, REALIZED PHOTOMETRIC PERFORMANCE, AND EARLY SCIENCE” (Astrophys. J. Lett. 713[2]: L79-86, 20 April 2010), has been selected by Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters as the most-cited paper in the research area of Space Science.

Your comments as corresponding author will be posted on the Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch website on Friday, October 1, 2010 at the following link: http://www.sciencewatch.com/.

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