Kepler mission

Astronomers Have Found the Star/Exoplanet Combo That’s the Best Twin to the Sun/Earth

At times, it seems like there's an indundation of announcements featuring discoveries of "Earth-like" planets. And while those announcements are…

4 months ago

18 – Yes, 18 – New Earth-sized Exoplanets have been Found in Kepler’s Data

Scientists working with data from the Kepler mission have discovered an additional 18 Earth-sized worlds. The team used a newer,…

1 year ago

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…

2 years ago

Tabby’s Star is Dipping Again!

According to updates by Tabetha Boyajian and her team, it appears that Tabby's Star recently experienced another major dip in…

2 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 years ago

Exoplanet-Hunters Detect Two New “Warm Jupiters”

A new study conducted by an international team of astronomers has revealed two new "Warm Jupiter" exoplanets in two distant…

3 years ago