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Mountain View, California.David Koch, a researcher at the NASA/Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, displays an area in the sky that can be approximated by two handfuls of sky at arms length. David Koch is planning to search an area of this size with the KEPLER space telescope/photometer for as of yet undiscovered terrestrial planets in the "habitable zone". The area he plans to study is located in the Milky Way, and is known as the H-2 area. Koch plans to search this area using the KEPLER orbiting telescope, looking at 100,000 stars every four minutes for four years. In doing so, he expects to find about 400 earth sized planets as well as 800 planets twice the size of earth. Koch is double exposed with the 120 inch telescope at the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton and the night sky. MODEL RELEASED [1999]

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Mountain View, California.David Koch, a researcher at the NASA/Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, displays an area in the sky that can be approximated by two handfuls of sky at arms length. David Koch is planning to search an area of this size with the KEPLER space telescope/photometer for as of yet undiscovered terrestrial planets in the "habitable zone". The area he plans to study is located in the Milky Way, and is known as the H-2 area. Koch plans to search this area using the KEPLER orbiting telescope, looking at 100,000 stars every four minutes for four years. In doing so, he expects to find about 400 earth sized planets as well as 800 planets twice the size of earth. Koch is double exposed with the 120 inch telescope at the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton and the night sky. MODEL RELEASED [1999]