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Kepler Mission Fact Sheet 2004

Kepler Mission Fact Sheet 2004

This 2-page color fact sheet briefly describes NASA-s Kepler mission, its instruments, and ground system. Also included are tables listing the instrument parameters and a listing of the major institutions involved. Kepler is a spaceborne telescope specifically designed to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy to detect and characterize hundreds of Earth-size and smaller planets in or near the habitable zone. The habitable zone encompasses the distances from a star where liquid water can exist on a planet's surface.

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