Kepler – A Search for Habitable Planets

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“Kepler is a critical component in NASA’s broader efforts to ultimately find and study planets where Earth-like conditions may be present,” said Jon Morse, the Astrophysics Division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “The planetary census Kepler takes will be very important for understanding the frequency of Earth-size planets in our galaxy and planning future missions that directly detect and characterize such worlds around nearby stars.”

The mission will spend three and a half years surveying more than 100,000 sun-like stars in the Cygnus-Lyra region of our Milky Way galaxy. It is expected to find hundreds of planets the size of Earth and larger at various distances from their stars. If Earth-size planets are common in the habitable zone, Kepler could find dozens; if those planets are rare, Kepler might find none.

In the end, the mission will be our first step toward answering a question posed by the ancient Greeks: are there other worlds like ours or are we alone?

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  1. Estudiad los tres pentágonos idénticos conformados por esferas toroidales azules que existen dentro o en el interior del romboide que conforma la Constelación de la Lira y las esferas toroidales que los ponen en relación simétricamente. Comprenderéis entonces que el «PENTÁGONO» es una estructura esencial a estos niveles de investigación y de estudio no centrados en los astros naturales sino en los artificiales que se encuentran rigurosa, geométrica y simétricamente organizados.Éstos son azules.

  2. just imagine…lol I believe its possible for a man in a red suit to deliver presents to good little boys and girls once a year all over our ball earth, not on Jesus's real birthday but on some old PAGAN holiday pretending to be Jesus's real birthday because i am so SMRT…why don't these satellites ever get a real pic of Saint Nic and prove it once for NALL…

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