Kepler-37

Kepler–37 is a performance for blindfolded performers who share a single benjolin synthesizer. The blindfolds force us to confront the inherently chaotic nature of the benjolin’s circuitry through active listening. Being unable to see either the settings of the knobs or the other player’s actions, we must rely on our ears and on a practiced musical telepathy to shape the sounds into a coherent performance.

 

 

Star type: G-type main-sequence (similar to Sol)
Alternate names: KOI-245, KIC-8478994, TYC 3131-1199-1
Constellation: Lyra
Right ascension: 18h 56m 14.28s
Declination: 44° 31′ 5.52″
Distance: 215 light years (66 parsecs)
Planets:

  • Kepler–37 b – sub-Earth type (mass smaller than Earth, likely a rocky planet)
    • Mass: ~0.01 Earth Mass
    • Orbital Period: 13.3673 Earth days (0.037 Earth years)
  • Kepler–37 c – sub-Earth type (mass smaller than Earth, likely a rocky planet)
    • Mass: ~0.01 Earth Mass
    • Orbital Period: 21.3019 Earth days (0.058 Earth years)
  • Kepler–37 d – sub-Earth type (mass smaller than Earth, likely a rocky planet)
    • Mass: ~0.01 Earth Mass
    • Orbital Period: 39.7922 Earth days (0.109 Earth years)
  • Kepler–37 e – sub-Earth type (mass smaller than Earth, likely a rocky planet)
    • Mass: ~0.01 Earth Mass
    • Orbital Period: 51.196 Earth days (0.1403 Earth years)