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RIP Kepler Space Telescope — Out of fuel and out of time

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, which launched in 2009 and revolutionized our vision of the galaxy and the universe over the past decade, is now permanently retired and out of service.

Kepler Space Telescope signals it's not finished with its mission

Despite a malfunctioning thruster and painfully low levels of fuel, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope is still soldiering on, collecting scientific data and looking for new exoplanets.

NASA's K2 discovers dead star vaporizing a mini 'planet'

Mountain View - On its second mission, NASA's Kepler space telescope has found something that sounds dire, but is completely amazing: A dead star, known as a white dwarf, cannibalizing a small planet that exists within its solar system.

New Earth-type planet spotted by Kepler telescope

It was confirmed a few hours back at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society that the Kepler Space Telescope has located another eight new planets, making a total of more than 1,000 new planets located to date. One Earth-like planet caused a buzz.

Astronomy: Most precise measurement of exoplanet to date

Pasadena - Aided by two NASA telescopes, astronomers have made the most precise calculation yet of the size of an exoplanet — a planet outwith our solar system.

Oceans crucial as search for alien life gathers pace

Norwich - New research published Monday on the role of oceans could help determine whether other planets outwith our solar system are capable of developing and sustaining life.

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.

NASA finds tiny exoplanet in 'habitable zone' of space

Mountain View - NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope managed to capture the dimming of a star more than 215-light-years away, alerting scientists to the presence of a tiny planet passing between the star and Earth.

Kepler Space Telescope’s continuing mission to seek exoplanets

During the three or so years since launch NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has discovered many new planets outwith our solar system – exoplanets. NASA has announced that Kepler will continue boldly seeking out new celestial bodies, at least till 2016.

Astronomers discover alien planets that survived death of star

Toulouse - Astronomers have discovered two alien planets that survived the red-giant phase of their star's life cycle. The find contradicts the widely held view that planets are scorched to death when their stars expand into red giants preparatory to extinction.

Astronomers confirm the existence of an Earth-like planet

Astronomers have confirmed the exoplanet Kepler 22-b as Earth-like and within the so-called "Goldilocks Zone", a habitable world orbiting its star at a distance not too far away as to be cold, nor too close to be too hot to support life.

Space Travel Takes its Toll on Human Appearance

Scientists now claim that traveling in space for many years will adversely affect human appearance because travelers will not be required to exert any effort to either move or keep warm. Read on for balder, shorter and chubbier details.
 

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Artist s concept of Kepler in the distant solar system.
Artist's concept of Kepler in the distant solar system.
By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Using data from NASA s Kepler and Spitzer Space Telescopes  scientists made the most precise measure...
Using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer Space Telescopes, scientists made the most precise measurement yet of the size of a world outside our solar system, as illustrated in this artist's impression. The diameter of the exoplanet, dubbed Kepler-93b, is now known with an uncertainty of just one percent.
NASA/JPL-Caltech
The time has come. As expected  Kepler has run out of fuel. Throughout its lifetime  it has observed...
The time has come. As expected, Kepler has run out of fuel. Throughout its lifetime, it has observed 500,000 stars, and galaxies and has discovered 2,600+ planets beyond our solar system. Thank you for changing our view of the universe!
NASA
An artist s concept depicting Kepler-186f   the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant...
An artist's concept depicting Kepler-186f , the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone-a range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface
NASA

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