|Posted on Dec 06, 2011 01:12:02 PM | John Entwistle | 1 Comments ||
NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the "habitable zone," the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Kepler also has discovered more than 1,000 new planet candidates, nearly doubling its previously known count. Ten of these candidates are near-Earth-size and orbit in the habitable zone of their host star. Candidates require follow-up observations to verify they are actual planets.To read more about this discovery go to http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news/kepscicon-briefing.html
Link to the NES Virtual Campus home page.
Tags : Education Point of Interest, NASA Mission Update, NASA Science Update