Launchpad: Kepler video of the week

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In celebration of the NASA Kepler Mission and its latest discoveries the Launchpad: Kepler clip is our video of the week. Are you an educator? If so, be sure to view this video’s related resources.

 

Kepler is NASA’s first mission to look specifically for Earth-size planets in the habitable zones (areas where liquid water could exist) around stars like our sun. Kepler will spend 3-1/2 years surveying more than 100,000 stars in the Cygnus-Lyra region of our Milky Way galaxy. More than 300 exoplanets have been discovered previously, most of which are low-density gas giants such as Jupiter or Saturn in our own solar system.

 

For more information check out the Kepler Mission page.