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NASA will announce new discoveries made through the planet-hunting Kepler space observatory in a briefing Wednesday (Feb. 2). The space agency said publicly in advance only that it will discuss astronomers' "latest findings about planets outside our solar system."
NASA scheduled the press conference for 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.
NASA's Kepler spacecraft is a space-based observatory dedicated to the search for extrasolar worlds – alien planets outside our own solar system.[/ext]
Finding a promising extrasolar planet within a star's habitable zone is a chief goal for the Kepler mission, NASA officials said.
Read the full article here! www.space.com...edit on 1-2-2011 by Wildeagle because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by bjsmi2
O joy more excitement Cant wait for another micro bacteria discovery in the back yard... All this BS they put out is to keep the majority of sheeple entertained. Wake up folks !! its just a " Smoke n Mirrors" act..
Originally posted by ruffagii
NASA: "Yes we found a planet that is habitable", after 2 months "Yes that planet is a member of our solar system", another 3 months later "Yes that planet is headed our way, it will look like almost Second Sun, spectacular view", then all the volcanoes erupt, earthquakes and tsunamis, FEMA evacuates majorit of population under their rule and bam we get see 2nd sun with wings and spaceships coming down to earth and the Annunaki gods emerge, our leaders bow to them and present all the gold they have collected/stole for centuries while we are being held prisoners in camps.
LOL well this is a combination of Sitchin's story with alex jones views, my view: this is highly unlikely to happen
Originally posted by OleMB
Here be sensationalists!
NASA's Kepler mission confirmed the discovery of its first rocky planet, named Kepler-10b. Measuring 1.4 times the size of Earth, it is the smallest planet ever discovered outside our solar system.
The news conference will follow the scheduled release of Kepler mission science data on Feb. 1. The data release will update the number of planet candidates and is based on observations conducted between May 2 and Sept. 17, 2009.