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NASA's Kepler Mission: Discovery Summary, 2011

Dececmber 7th 2011

Scientists from NASA's Kepler mission have been busy recently. The team has announced the discovery of Kepler-22b, its first confirmed planet in the habitable zone of its solar system, 600 light years away. They have also been combing through light data captured by the telescope and have released the latest number of planetary candidates team members have identified. Staff and scientists also got together (along with a special guest!) recently to celebrate 1,000 days of science operations by the mission.

For more information about the Kepler mission, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/kepler
For more information about NASA Ames, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/ames

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Kepler discovers more planets- http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/20/kepler-discovers-more-planets...

First True 'Alien Earth' May Be Found in 2012- http://www.space.com/13991-alien-planet-discoveries-kepler-earth-twin.html



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