Las Cumbres Scientists Play Key Role In New Planetry System Discovery

Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Feb 04, 2011 NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. UC Santa Barbara scientists are involved in the mission. Five of the potential planets are near Earth-size, and they orbit in the habitable zone of smaller, cooler stars than our Sun. Kepler, a space teles


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