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“Kepler Mission”

Dec 29, 2015 02:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This year has been filled with weird space stories, here are some of our favorites.
Dec 28, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Jesse Emspak, Space.com
How low can you go? Astronomers have found a star with an incredibly low concentration of heavy elements that still has a sizable planet around it — the most metal-poor star ever discovered with an orbiting, rocky planet.
Dec 14, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
When it comes to studying planets beyond the solar system, more is indeed merrier, especially when the results clear up a long-standing mystery.
Dec 10, 2015 01:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Jupiter's Big Red Spot is the largest example of a long-lived storm in the solar system, but now it has some pretty stiff competition in another star system.
Dec 1, 2015 04:21 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
The Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft is 'working really well' despite changing its techniques due to mechanical problems.
Nov 28, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
A broken-up comet likely made star KIC 8462852 look strange, a new study suggests.
Nov 11, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have found a rocky planet orbiting a small star that is within easy telescope views from Earth.
Oct 28, 2015 03:50 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
With more than 1,000 confirmed planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope alone, deciding which ones are 'habitable' is an overwhelming prospect -- but there could soon be a way.
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