NASA's Kepler seeks another Earth among the stars

Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 22:56 in Astronomy & Space

The spacecraft launches Friday night to embark on the most exhaustive hunt for a potentially habitable planet beyond our solar system. The first spacecraft dedicated to finding potentially habitable planets beyond our solar system is poised to blast off from Cape Canaveral tonight on a three-year mission to probe 150,000 stars in the most sweeping hunt for Earthlike objects ever undertaken by NASA.

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