Posts Tagged ‘kepler’

A Kindred World Around a Red Star

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
kepler, exoplanets, kepler-186f, earth, earth-size, earth-like, habitable, habitable zone

NASA’s Kepler Mission has discovered an Earth-sized world in its star’s habitable zone

Kepler, Urchins, and Crows—Oh, My!

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Eye-catching science headlines this week include new Kepler finds, sea urchins and ecosystem functions, and everyone’s favorite—crow videos.

Billions of Earths?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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Kepler’s discoveries point to billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone.

1,000 Exoplanets

Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Are astronomers breaking out the champagne and celebrating the 1,000th exoplanet discovery?

Kepler Beyond Repair

Friday, August 16th, 2013
Artist rendering of Kepler. Illustration Credit: Detlev van Ravenswaay, Picture Press/Getty Images.

Kepler is Beyond Repair

Dust Traps

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
exoplanets, kepler, atacama, alma, dust, ring, trap, stars, formation, protoplanetary

To date, we have discovered 865 confirmed exoplanets orbiting distant stars. But a great mystery remains: how do these planets form?

The End of Kepler?

Friday, May 24th, 2013
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Does the failure of reaction wheel #4 mean the end of the Kepler mission?

Kepler’s Water Worlds

Friday, April 19th, 2013
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Some juicy exoplanet news!

Exoplanet or White Dwarf

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
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When is an exoplanet not an exoplanet? When it’s a white dwarf…

SETIcon II Excitement

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The SETI Institute put on an insightful conference in Santa Clara last weekend, June 22nd through 24th.

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