NASA Kepler to announce on February 2, 2011 the latest findings on planet discoveries

By on Jan 28, 2011 in Astronomy, Science, United States Comments

Washington, USA – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on their official website on Thursday an upcoming news briefing about the latest findings of the Kepler mission about the planets discovered outside our solar system.

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According to NASA.gov, the news briefing will be on February 2, 2011, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. (EST), which will be held at the NASA Headquarters auditorium at 300 E St S.W. in Washington.

The NASA Kepler news briefing, which will also be shown live at NASA TV, will be held a day after the release of the data of Kepler mission science, which contains the number of candidates to be included as planets based on observations conducted from May 2, 2009 to September 17, 2009.

Kepler is known for being the first NASA mission to be capable of locating and counting the planets having the same size of planet Earth inside or near the ‘habitable zone’, as well as determining their sizes and orbit size, among others.

The participants of the NASA Kepler news briefing are Douglas Hudgins, Kepler program scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington; William Borucki, Kepler Science principal investigator, NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California; Jack Lissauer, Kepler co-investigator and planetary scientist, Ames; and Debra Fischer, professor of Astronomy, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.



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