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Kepler telescope to be retired

The Kepler space telescope has been retired from its planet-hunting mission after NASA engineers failed to find a fix for its hobbled pointing system.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

NASA to attempt fix for stricken Kepler Observatory

NASA announced on Wednesday that it will attempt to revive the ailing Kepler Space Observatory by mid-to-late July, but engineers warn that the recovery attempt is not a sure thing.
In the Media by Jordan Howell - 5 comments

Kepler finds exoplanet in habitable zone

NASA's Kepler spacecraft has detected its first known exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone. Kepler-22b orbits its star in the narrow region where liquid water is potentially possible on its surface.
In the Media by Albert Baer

Scientist: Solar convection causes pulsation of Delta Scuti star

Stars like the Sun boil and seethe, because the interior energy generated in them cannot escape quickly enough, and then convection vibrations resulting in light variations happen, asteroseismologist Victoria Antoci and her colleagues wrote recently.

Star Wars-like planet orbiting two suns found by NASA's Kepler

The US Space Agency are calling it the first confirmed alien world of its kind. Any similarities to the fictional planet Tatooine in Star Wars end, however; the agency says it's thought to be an uninhabitable cold gas giant, similar to Saturn or Neptune
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 2 comments

Earth-Like Planet Seeker Kepler Sends Back First Pictures

Star Trek’s “M Class,” or earth-like planet, may no longer be science fiction. A NASA mission is actively “hunting” earth-like planets within our own galaxy.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Mission to find life sustaining planets begins tonight

The Kepler spacecraft is scheduled to launch on Friday at 11 p.m. The telescope craft will search out the stars in the Cygnus-Lyra region of the Milky Way for more than three years looking for dips in brightness.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

NASA to launch Kepler mission tomorrow

Are we alone on Earth? Or are there many more Earths like ours, inhabited by humans, or lesser evolved forms? NASA is launching its Kepler mission tomorrow Friday, 6 March, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to muse on these mysteries.
In the Media by Moushumi Chakrabarty - 1 comment

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NASA s Kepler mission has discovered a world where two suns set over the horizon instead of just one...
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered a world where two suns set over the horizon instead of just one. The planet, called Kepler-16b, is the most "Tatooine-like" planet yet found in our galaxy and is depicted here in this artist's concept with its two stars.

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