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“Kepler Mission”

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.
Oct 20, 2015 04:36 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
According to observations by Hubble and Kepler, the universe has only just begun to produce habitable worlds -- what does this mean for the evolution of intelligent life?
Oct 14, 2015 02:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler space telescope has detected something weird orbiting a nearby star -- is it evidence of an alien civilization? Or is it just a clump of comets?
Jul 30, 2015 12:55 PM ET
Recently, NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovered the most Earth-like planet yet! Is it really just like us, or should we maybe dial down our excitement?
Jul 30, 2015 09:00 PM ET // AFP
Astronomers said Thursday they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star -- one of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock.
Jul 23, 2015 01:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA’s Kepler space telescope has found the closest match yet to a world that is similarly sized to Earth and circling a sun-like star at the right distance for liquid surface water, a condition believed to be necessary for life, scientists said Thursday.
Jul 23, 2015 09:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Thursday was a red letter day for exoplanet astronomers -- it was the day that marked the announcement of the discovery of Kepler-452b, an alien world that possesses more Earth-like traits than any exoplanet discovered before it.
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