Found: Habitable Planet
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…