James Davenport is a NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at Western Washington University, and a DIRAC Fellow at the University of Washington. His research focuses on time domain, large survey astronomy, with an emphasis on magnetically active stars in surveys like Kepler and TESS. He is the author of If We Assume, a blog in data, science, and visualization. You can follow him on Twitter @jradavenport.
On December 10, Kepler—NASA’s prized exoplanet discovery telescope—will finally turn back and take a picture of the Earth.