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Will Kepler Find Another Earth

  1. yoshi97 profile image87
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    Let me paraphrase that ... Will Kepler find another planet similar in size and composition to our Earth that is the same relative distance from its son?

    Before you answer, I'm not asking if Kepler will find extraterrestrial life ... I'm asking if Kepler will find a planet suitable to life as we know it. smile

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think they already have.  Well, already have found a planet that is similar in orbit and distance from its sun.  Not sure about what is on the planet though.

      http://nai.nasa.gov/news_stories/news_detail.cfm?ID=126

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    Ghost32posted 7 years ago

    Shows you how out of touch I am with current events.  I only know about the original Kepler, and he's been dead a fair while.

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Me too, I thought we would be discussing eccentricity.

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    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    That's what I thought.
    But maybe he's just sleeping and dreaming of another best seller.

  4. Pr0metheus profile image59
    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

    I have no doubt that it will.

    1. wyanjen profile image89
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. There are plenty of "Goldilocks" out there.
      It's not a question of if, it's just a question of when (we can figure out how to see them that is)

  5. aware profile image69
    awareposted 7 years ago

    Not if we do not keep up funding to monitor its progress .Funding is key .

    1. wyanjen profile image89
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      (sigh)
      This is the truth.

 
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