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Are we alone? NASA’s new planet hunter aims to find out

Tampa (AFP) April 16, 2018

SpaceX postponed the launch of NASA’s new planet-hunting mission Monday in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket’s navigation systems, the California-based company said.

The next opportunity to blast off the $337 million satellite – which aims to advance the search for extraterrestrial life by scanning the skies for nearby, Earth-like planets – will be Wednesday.