Kepler Telescope Watch: Will the Discovery of an Earth-like Planet Be Announced By NASA Tommorrow?

Something seems to be brewing around a NASA announcement scheduled for tommorrow. Here’s Denise Chow at Space.com:

NASA is expected to make an announcement Thursday on the progress of its Kepler spacecraft, which has been staring at one patch of space for evidence of other worlds.

The space agency has scheduled an afternoon teleconference with reporters to announce the results from Kepler, which include the “discovery of an intriguing planetary system,” NASA officials said Monday.

Will NASA officials say that they have discovered the distinct chemical markers of a potentially life-inhabited planet circling a distant star?

Here’s astrophysicist Alan Boss on the Kepler telescope:

And here was a news report on when the Kepler telescope was first put in space:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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