Kepler's Search for Habitable Planets website has been designated as an official honoree in the science category by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADASA) during the 14th Annual Webby Awards announced this week.
The Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 15 per cent of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement. There were nearly 10,000 entries received from all 50 states and more than 60 countries this year.
The Kepler website was one of four NASA websites honored by the Webby Awards for their excellence in technology and creativity.
For the second straight year, the NASA homepage, http://www.nasa.gov, was honored with the People's Voice award in the government category.
NASA Home & City 2.0 http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/nasacity/index2.htm was selected as the Webby winner, which made it an agency sweep in that group. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory also won the People's Voice award in the science category for http://climate.nasa.gov.
Established in 1996, the Webby Awards are presented annually by International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.