Thursday, December 28, 2006

Looking for planets like ours

Corot was launched yesterday. Its mission is to track down Earth like planets outside of the Solar System. Corot which stands for COnvection, ROtation and planetary Transits) is capable of detecting small rocky planets of a similar size to our own. Presumably this is part of a long term plan to find us somewhere else to live once we have destroyed our own planet.

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