Kepler Mission

Two Newly-Discovered Exoplanets are Probably the Result of a Catastrophic Collision

How can two planets so similar in some respects have such different densities? According to a new study, a catastrophic…

4 years ago

It’s Over For Kepler. The Most Successful Planet Hunter Ever Built is Finally out of Fuel and Has Just Been Shut Down.

After eight years of service and thousands of exoplanet discoveries, the Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and…

4 years ago

First Exomoon Found! A Neptune-Sized Moon Orbiting a Jupiter-Sized Planet

A pair of astronomers combing through data from the Kepler spacecraft have discovered the first exomoon. The moon is in…

4 years ago

Kepler Mission Placed in Hibernation to Download Data Before its Last Campaign

The Kepler mission has been put into hibernation prior to downloading data from its 18th campaign and commencing its last.

4 years ago

Kepler’s Almost Out of Fuel. It’ll Make its Last Observation in a Few Months

The Kepler mission, which is responsible for the majority of exoplanet discoveries, is running out of fuel and will be…

5 years ago

A New Planetary System Has Been Found with Three Super Earths

A team of astronomers recently discovered a system of three exoplanets that are just 100 light years from Earth, making…

5 years ago

Researchers Just Scanned 14 Worlds From the Kepler Mission for “Technosignatures”, Evidence of Advanced Civilizations

In the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI), a team of astronomers recently searched through the Kepler field to look for…

5 years ago

Neptune-Sized Exomoon Found Orbiting a Jupiter-Sized Planet?

A new study by an astrophysicists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research shows that the first exomoon…

5 years ago

Not an Alien Megastructure, a Cloud of Dust on a 700-Day Orbit

A new study by an international team of researchers has proposed a new theory about Tabby's Star, indicating that it…

5 years ago

NASA Announces 10, That’s Right 10! New Planets in Their Star’s Habitable Zone

The latest catalog to be released by the Kepler mission features and additional 10 potentially-habitable planets, and has led to…

5 years ago