Thursday, February 19, 2009

Are there other Earths out there?

We may know within the next few years thanks to the Kepler mission, which is due to launch in early March. This mission will watch more than 100,000 stars like our own to look for dips in their light from planets passing in front of them. One line of thinking suggests that there may be millions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy.

This press release has the mission basics and the mission's home page has lots of details.

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