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Found: Habitable Planet

December 6, 2011

Jill Pantozzi’s blog Has NASA’s Kepler Mission Found Our Earth 2? outlines the Kepler spacecraft (deployed in 2009), the mission of which is to find potentially Earth-like planets in other parts of the galaxy. To quote Ghostbusters:

WE GOT ONE!!

This is megacool on many levels, but I just wanted to post the link and a thought: As we identify other potentially habited planets, I wonder if it would be a focus to target communication signals at those particular planets….they’re still 600+ light years away, so the point is a little bit moot as far as I’m personally concerned, but it’s still cool

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