News From the Kepler Mission

Image credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

UNL McNair Scholars have had the good fortune to hear Professor Gibor Basri, Vice-Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion at UC Berkeley, speak two years in a row at the annual California McNair Scholars Symposium. Beyond Dr. Basri’s position as Vice-Chancellor, he is also an Astrophysicist, whose work with NASA’s Kepler Mission has been in the news lately. Dr. Basri’s research aims to answer the question of how many earth-like planets exist in our solar system.

Take a look at the exciting news of the Kepler Mission here:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/26/nasa.planets/index.html

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