Kepler Telescope makes quick discovery - AMAZING!

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Aug 10, 2009, 7:19:15 AM8/10/09
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From CNN...

NASA's Kepler space telescope has already made a discovery, and its
science operations aren't even officially under way yet.

NASA scientists who put the telescope through a 10-day test after its
March 6 launch said this week that Kepler is working well. Its ability
to detect minute changes in light has enabled scientists to determine
that a planet orbiting a distant star has an atmosphere, shows only
one side to its sun and is so hot it glows

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