Kepler is a space telescope designed to survey a portion of the Milky Way galaxy in search of Earth-size planets, including those where liquid water and possibly life might exist.
Using data from the mission, scientists hope to understand how common Earth-like planets are and assess the likelihood of finding a planet near our own that could support life.
|Launch Date:||March 06, 2009
10:49 p.m. EST (03:49 UTC)
|Launch Location:||Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida|
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