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NASA is conducting the Kepler Mission to detect "terrestrial planets, that is, rocky and Earth-size, around other stars." Visitors can discover the importance of this mission and its objective as well as learn how extra solar terrestrial planets are discovered and confirmed. Through concise descriptions and informational figures, users can find out how differential photometry, stellar variability, transit detection and simulation, and other techniques will be used to satisfy the research objectives. The website features a demonstration of the technology and explains how to interpret the results. Everyone should be sure to check out the mission animations and colorful images.
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Date of Scout Publication 2005-03-04
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