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2009-03-06 22:10:43

NASA's Kepler spacecraft launched Friday evening from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on a mission to find new planets. The spacecraft is mounted on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. Sixty-two minutes after launch, Kepler was to have separated entirely from its rocket on the way to its final Earth-trailing orbit around the sun, NASA said. Kepler will spend the next three and one-half years watching more than 100,000 stars for signs of Earth-sized planets moving around stars...

2009-02-19 12:46:09

The U.S. space agency says its Kepler spacecraft is ready to be moved to its launch pad and soon will begin its search for other worlds that might host life. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Kepler is scheduled to be launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:48 p.m. EST, March 5 Kepler is a critical component in NASA's broader efforts to ultimately find and study planets where Earth-like conditions may be present, said Jon Morse, the director of...

2009-02-19 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kepler spacecraft is ready to be moved to the launch pad today and will soon begin a journey to search for worlds that could potentially host life. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Kepler is scheduled to blast into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a Delta II rocket on March 5 at 10:48 p.m. EST. It is the first mission with the ability to find planets like Earth -- rocky planets...

2006-11-14 10:25:00

The launch of COROT on December 21, 2006 is a long awaited event in the quest to find planets beyond our Solar System. Searching from above the Earth's atmosphere, COROT "“ the CNES project with ESA participation - will be the first space mission specifically dedicated to the search for extrasolar planets. COROT is expected to greatly enlarge the number of known exoplanets during its two-year mission and provide the first detection of rocky planets, perhaps just a few times the mass of...

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