Seeking Earth-like Planets: NASA's Kepler Mission Set For Launch

Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 21:07 in Astronomy & Space

NASA's Kepler mission to seek other Earth-like planets is undergoing final preparations for liftoff Friday, March 6, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Kepler is designed to find the first Earth-size planets orbiting stars in habitable zones -- regions where water could pool on the surface of the planets. Liquid water is believed to be essential for the formation of life.

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