Last week’s announcement of two “super-Earth” type planets sharing the habitable zone around Kepler-62 ratcheted up our optimism that life-bearing planets are all over the galaxy. Continue reading →
The Kepler space telescope's prime objective is to hunt for small worlds orbiting distant stars, but that doesn't mean it's not going to detect some extreme relativistic phenomena along the way. ->
Kepler-37b is the definition of "tiny." But how tiny is tiny? ->
In an effort to search for intelligent extraterrestrials, SETI astronomers have completed their first "directed" search using Kepler data. ->
Astronomers have used Kepler exoplanetary data to estimate the number of alien worlds in the Milky Way: 100 billion.
The number of known multi-planetary star systems has just tripled.
This latest finding from the Kepler Space Observatory shows that nothing is the "norm" among stellar systems.
We are at the point where astronomers can study the architecture of entire planetary systems.
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