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Guests: John Batchelor, William Borucki, Dr. David Livingston: Topics: Kepler Space Telescope and the search for Earth like planets. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. During our 11 minute plus discussion with William (Bill) Borucki, Space Scientist, Astrobiology and Space Research Directorate, Ames Research Center and the principal investigator of the Kepler Mission, we talked about the latest Kepler discoveries on the cusp of the habitable zone of their system, the difference due to a planet being larger than Earth, the search criteria and how it is now being extended outward, and the status of the Kepler mission in terms of achieving its mission goal of determining how many Earth twins might be out there just waiting for discovery. It’s a fascinating and information packed discussion which I believe you will enjoy, learn from, and appreciate. Please post any comments/questions you might have on The Space Show blog. You can contact any of us through email@example.com.