Wednesday, March 4, 2009

NASA to launch Kepler Mission on March 5th


Tomorrow NASA plans launch the Kepler Mission which is an effort to find life or at least planets that could support life. I think that NASA is holding back what they know, but either way this is still really important news. At least they are admitting it is a possibility, and a VERY strong one. Here is a description from the official NASA site. What an interesting time we live in, from pulley systems and light bulbs to space ships.

"Kepler is scheduled to blast into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a Delta II rocket on March 5 at 10:48 p.m. EST. It is the first mission with the ability to find planets like Earth -- rocky planets that orbit sun-like stars in a warm zone where liquid water could be maintained on the surface.

The mission will spend three and a half years surveying more than 100,000 sun-like stars in the Cygnus-Lyra region of our Milky Way galaxy. It is expected to find hundreds of planets the size of Earth and larger orbiting at various distances from their stars. If Earth-size planets are common in the habitable zone (where conditions favor liquid water), Kepler could find dozens of worlds like ours. On the other hand, if those planets are rare, Kepler might find none."


Here is a link to NASA'S official website. http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/20feb_kepler.htm


2 comments:

Damodar said...

I got a movie showing how the moon landing was a hoax.

Damodar said...

I like how you've got pictures all the time. Thus if we find any interesting we can store them for ourselves.
Another point about Nasa: Why spend billions of dollars to find life on other planets? Why not use this money to help the life on this planet?
There is already information of life on other planets from the Vedic literatures. Of course, it is up to you to believe it or not. Great personalities had faith in these literatures and they make lots of sense, so why not research what they say and accept it. This would save lots of money and time.