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

Posted in Science on 4th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Data from Kepler space observatory can be used to determine the types of clouds on planets that orbit other stars, known as exoplanets.

Kepler exoplanet tally passes 1,000

Posted in Science on 11th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.

'Godzilla of Earths' identified

Posted in Science on 4th Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

There is a new class of planet out there that astronomers are calling the "mega-Earth".

'Most Earth-like planet yet' spotted by Kepler

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2014
by Alex Muller

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.

Kepler demonstrates that it can still detect planets

Posted in Hardware on 20th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Last year, it looked as though the Kepler space probe had nothing to look forward to but the scrap heap.