How Much Time Do You Spend Dreaming About Life on Other Planets?

   

Stop Dreaming About Life on Other Planets and Find Us a New Earth.

The search for planets that can sustain life is getting more interesting thanks to the Keplar Space telescope project. Kepler is a space observatory launched by NASA to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars.

The spacecraft was named after the Renaissance astronomer Johannes Kepler and was launched on March 7, 2009.

Comparison of earth like planets from Keplar space telescope

Comparison of earth like planets from Kepler space telescope

So far we know about 2000 planets outside of our solar system, very few of which are habitable. However the search has really just begun. It is fun to imagine the different types of life that we may encounter all of which are likely to be very different from life on earth.

The Keplar space telescope searches for earth like planets

The Kepler space telescope searches for earth like planets

In this video from the discovery channel the narrators take us too these far away planets and show us what life may be like in planets that are similar to ours but very different.

Deploying the Kepler space telescope

Deploying the Kepler space telescope

Exploring alien planets for life

Exploring alien planets for life

More About Kepler.

Kepler is part of NASA’s Discovery Program of relatively low-cost, focused primary science missions. The telescope’s construction and initial operation were managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with Ball Aerospace responsible for developing the Kepler flight system. The Ames Research Center is responsible for the ground system development, mission operations since December 2009, and scientific data analysis