An exoplanet has been discovered by Kepler using a strange quirk of relativity. Continue reading →
The odds are miserable and massively against the detection techno-aliens in the newly discovered Kepler-62 system. But like lottery players, we're going to try anyway. Continue reading →
The recent Kepler-62 discovery is like "exoplanetary gold" for SETI scientists who are on the hunt for extraterrestrial intelligences. ->
NASA has selected a $200 million mission to carry out a full-sky survey for exoplanets orbiting nearby stars. The space observatory, called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is scheduled for a 2017 launch. ->
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. ->
Although there appears to be a mysterious dearth of exoplanets smaller than Earth, data from NASA's Kepler space telescope suggest that nearly a quarter of all sun-like stars in our galaxy play host to worlds 1-3 times the size of our planet. ->
New research from the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope shows Earth-sized planets may be widespread in the Milky Way.
A planet about 1.6 times the radius of Earth has been found closely circling the sun-like star Kepler-21, one of the 100,000 stars under scrutiny by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope.
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