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Kepler: NASA's First Mission Capable of Finding Earth-Size PlanetsKepler, a NASA Discovery mission, is a spaceborne telescope designed to search a nearby region of our galaxy for Earth-size planets orbiting in the habitable zone of stars like our sun. The habitable zone is that region around a start where the temperature permits water to be liquid on the surface of a planet. Liquid water is considered essential forth existence of life. Mission Phases: Six mission phases have been defined to describe the different periods of activity during Kepler's mission. These are: launch; commissioning; early science operations, science operations: and decommissioning
Document ID
20100002027
Document Type
Other - News Release/Speech
Authors
Borucki, William J.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
February 18, 2009
Subject Category
Astronomy
Report/Patent Number
ARC-E-DAA-TN395
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 654171
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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