Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cool. NASA is seeking planets like ours in distant space

Totally off topic, but cool...

Looking beyond our solar system, astronomers are gearing up to reveal the initial findings from NASA's Kepler mission next month. Kepler is aimed at determining how many stars in a patch of sky have planets circling around them. Within three years, scientists hope to be able to detect Earth-size planets in the "habitable zones" around alien stars

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