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Visions of the Universe

Four Centuries of Discovery

Natalie Batalha’s Telescope



NASA's Kepler Mission


Kepler is NASA's first mission capable of finding Earth-size and smaller planets around other stars. The spacecraft is surveying our region of the Milky Way galaxy to determine how many of the billions of stars in our galaxy have such planets in their so-called habitable zones. Results from this mission will allow us to place our solar system within the continuum of planetary systems in the Galaxy.



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