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    Thank you for this great article on the Kepler mission.  I've had the pleasure of doing some video editing for the folks who are putting together the New Worlds Observer.  This is another planet finder mission currently in development.  It uses a starshade thousands of miles from an observing satellite to block out a target star's light, leaving only the light from its orbiting planets.  From this light scientists will be able to go so far as to not only identify earth-like planets but also atmospheric composition and the existence of water.  

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