Learn more about the strange new class of planets that wander alone in the galaxy.
Just as NASA’s Kepler space telescope was to begin a unique survey of planets without parent stars, ground control teams discovered the observatory had put itself into emergency mode due to an unknown technical problem.
Communications with the Kepler space telescope have been resumed and hopes are high that the embattled mission will soon get back to the business of finding alien worlds.
After an unprecedented survey to look for Earth-like planets beyond the solar system, NASA’s Kepler space telescope this week begins a search for free-flying planets to learn just how common orphan worlds may be.
To receive a message from an intelligent alien civilization, we have to be looking in the right place at the right time; how can we maximize our chances?
This year has been filled with weird space stories, here are some of our favorites.
When it comes to studying planets beyond the solar system, more is indeed merrier, especially when the results clear up a long-standing mystery.
The Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft is 'working really well' despite changing its techniques due to mechanical problems.
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