Kepler Mission : A Search For Inhabitable Planets

http://kepler.nasa.gov/

This is NASA’s site on its first mission that is capable of finding earth-size and smaller planets around other stars.  Kepler is a spacebourne telescope that was to be launched no earlier than March 6th, and is designed to search the nearby region of our galaxy for planets the size of the earth orbiting in the habitable zone of stars like our sun.

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