NASA: planet search mission a success


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The "Kepler's" mission is to find potentially habitable worlds in the far reaches of the galaxy.

/*NASA*/ says it proved itself by quickly and easily finding an already known distant planet and sending back new information about it.

Over the next few years, it will circle the sun, scanning thousands of stars in the constellations of Cygnus and Lyra, looking for planets.

Kepler was a pioneering 17th century astronomer.

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