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The First Five Worlds of Kepler

  • Lordgaga
  • uploaded: Jan 8, 2010
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On January 4th, 2010, the Kepler Science Team announced the first five worlds discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope.

These planets are larger, Jupiter-sized ones, instead of the smaller Earth-sized planets it was designed to detect, but these discoveries pave the way by assuring that the systems all work and that the science goals will be met.

This announcement was made at the Meeting of the American Astronomical Society being held this week in Washington DC. Here is a link to the press release:


This was the fastest I've ever made a video. I was heading off to bed at about 11:30 pm, cozy in bed with my laptop when I first read the release - I was uploading this video by 3:00 am.

I felt this news was important because many Space Fans have been asking questions about what Kepler is and how it worked.

Keep Looking Up!

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  • Soulvelcro#

    Soulvelcro January 8, 2010 3:25:12 PM CET

    ofcoarse there are !!!probably countless forms of life,again mankinds vanity to even reckon that were so important to be a single race in the vastness of space,our galaxy and beyond ,...so lets just say a resounding yes for now ,and turn our attention back to earth for a while and sort out our own shit first before jumping a sinking ship to invade some wonderful new world,.....how about saving our own beautiful plant first....

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