Look what I found. This, I gotta say, is pretty sweet!
It’s a six-minute video about the Kepler mission and the search for planets outside of our Solar System. You can learn all about the mission, what it’s found so far (dozens of confirmed planets, thousands of candidates), and how it works.
According to the video, scientists will be working on Kepler data for “decades” to come. “What we will end up with is a deeper understanding of the abundance of Earth- sized, potentially habitable worlds in our galaxy.”
Watch the video. It’s the first episode of Destination Innovation, a series that explains some of the projects over at the NASA Ames Research Center.