Monday, January 31, 2011

NASA’s Ames Research Center, located at Moffett Field, California, is the home of the Kepler Mission. The 600 million dollar satellite observatory, named Kepler, is sifting through the stars in search of the most Earth-like planets. In order to answer the age old question of whether we are alone in the universe, a team of scientists programmed Kepler to detect planets in the “Goldilocks” zone where water could potentially exist. Though we may not find the answers to our questions within the next few years, this mission certainly takes us a step away from earth and into space.

To read more about this topic, please visit The New York Times

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