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Tags results for 'Kepler'

Astronomers discover first exomoon

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2013 05:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Now, scientists believe they have found the first exomoon about 1,800 light years away from Earth.

$600M planet hunting space telescope Kepler comes back online

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2014 01:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Space telescope Kepler is once again able to resume finding new planets outside our own solar system.

Kepler demonstrates that it can still detect planets

Posted in Hardware on 20th Feb, 2014 01:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Last year, it looked as though the Kepler space probe had nothing to look forward to but the scrap heap.

'Most Earth-like planet yet' spotted by Kepler

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The rocky planet, Kepler 186f, is close to the size of Earth and has the potential to hold liquid water, which is critical for life, the team says.

'Godzilla of Earths' identified

Posted in Science on 4th Jun, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
There is a new class of planet out there that astronomers are calling the "mega-Earth".

Kepler exoplanet tally passes 1,000

Posted in Science on 11th Jan, 2015 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's Kepler space telescope's count of exoplanets has passed the magic 1,000 mark, including eight new "habitable" planets and 544 candidate planets.

Data can be analysed to determine the composition of clouds on exoplanets

Posted in Science on 4th Mar, 2015 06:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Data from Kepler space observatory can be used to determine the types of clouds on planets that orbit other stars, known as exoplanets.

It is probable that exoplanets are in the habitable zone around most stars

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Billions of the stars in the Milky Way will have one to three planets in the habitable zone, where life could exist.

How Planet Hunters are Going to Find the Next Earth With Space Telescopes

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2015 09:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Twenty years ago, discovering another Earth sounded like a science fictional dream. But astronomers now believe we might do just that.

Even 11+ Billion-Year-Old Stars Have Earth-Like Planets

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2015 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A clear indication that such planets have formed in the Milky Way long before the Earth.

'Earth 2.0' found in NASAs latest Kepler telescope haul

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2015 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Kepler-452b orbits at a similar distance from its star, though its radius is 60% larger. Mission scientists said they believed it was the most Earth-like planet yet.

The Kepler space telescope has detected something very weird near the edge of our galaxy

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 06:19 AM
by AlexMuller
The strange star that has serious scientists talking about an alien megastructure.

Aliens or not, there's much to discover in the new Kepler data

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2015 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The internet has worked itself into a frenzy over the possibility that we’ve found an alien mega-structure.

Most Earth-like worlds have yet to be born, says new NASA study

Posted in Science on 21st Oct, 2015 08:42 PM
by AlexMuller
There should already be 1 billion Earth-sized worlds in the Milky Way galaxy. That estimate skyrockets when you include the other 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe.

Kepler telescope discovers 100 Earth-sized planets

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2016 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
It has also detected nine small planets within so-called habitable zones, where conditions are favourable for liquid water, and potentially life.

Earth-like planets around proxima centauri discovered- could support life?

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2016 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
4000+ exoplanet candidates have been discovered by the Kepler mission. Proxima is the nearest star to the sun.

The End Is Nigh for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2018 02:42 PM
by Alex Muller
Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 70 percent of the 3,750 exoplanets known to date, is running so low on fuel it has been put it into a hibernation-like state.

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