Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Kepler to Hunt For Earth-Like Planets

The discovery of planets outside of our own solar system has become almost routine. But for the first time, a satellite will search for Earth-like planets that inhabit the narrow band around other stars which are neither too hot nor too cold to permit life to exist in theory. The discovery of such planets would be truly extraordinary, and a grand step forward in the search for life in the cosmos, but the odds are in our favor.

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