Posts Tagged ‘kepler’

Universe Update, June 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Sun, SpaceX, Kepler, Saturn, aurorae, sunspots, Mars, Pluto, exoplanets, gas dwarfs

By Jacqueline Benitez The third Thursday of every month, the Morrison Planetarium hosts “Universe Update” at the 6:30 planetarium show during NightLife. Normally, our director Ryan Wyatt selects his favorite astronomy stories from the past month, but while he was out traveling this month, the American Astronomical Society’s semiannual conference gave us plenty of stories […]

Universe Update, April 2014

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
cassini, saturn, enceladus, asteroids, exoplanets, kepler

Ryan Wyatt, our fearless director of the Morrison Planetarium and Science Visualization, reviews astronomy headlines from the past month.

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
crows, ravens, kepler, exoplanet, urchins, ecosystem, function, snow

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
exoplanets, UC Berkeley, Earth, Earthlike, NASA, space, Kepler, Ames

Kepler’s discoveries point to billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone.

1,000 Exoplanets

Monday, October 28th, 2013
exoplanets, universe, kepler

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
kepler, exoplanets, reaction wheel, citizen scientists, NASA

Does the failure of reaction wheel #4 mean the end of the Kepler mission?

Kepler’s Water Worlds

Friday, April 19th, 2013
NASA, exoplanets, Kepler, Ames, 62e, 62f, 69c, water world, borucki, habitable, Earth-like, stars

Some juicy exoplanet news!

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