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Friday, January 30, 2009

Earth-hunter telescope prepared for launch

NASA unveiled a modest telescope on Friday with a sweeping mission -- to discover if there are any Earth-type planets orbiting distant stars.

Though astronomers have found more than 330 planets circling stars in other solar systems, none has the size and location that is believed to be key to supporting life.


source: Yahoo News

 http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090130/tecnology/usreport_us_space_planets

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