Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Kepler travelling around the Sun

NASA's planet-spotting probe Kepler has had a successful launch on Friday and is now in its orbit around the Sun, looking at some 100,000 stars for signs of extrasolar planets with Earth-like sizes and orbits. Last week, the exoplanet count stood at 342, but watch this space ...

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