The Unique System of Kepler 11

NASA describes Kepler as their first mission capable of finding Earth-size planets around other stars -

' alt='Artist's conception of a simultaneous transit of three planets before Kepler-11 observed by NASA's Kepler spacecraft on Aug. 26, 2010.' >and it's doing a very good job.  In the journal Nature earlier this month, NASA scientists announced the discovery of a unique system of 6 stars orbiting very close to their parent star, Kepler 11.  I spoke to Dr Jack Lissauer...

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Dr Jack Lissauer, NASA Ames Research Center
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NASA describes Kepler as their first mission capable of finding Earth-size planets around other stars – and it’s doing a very good job. In the journal Nature earlier this month, NASA scientists announced the discovery of a unique system of 6 stars orbiting very close to their parent star, Kepler 11. I spoke to Dr Jack Lissauer...

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