kepler space telescope

It's Confirmed. We now Know of More Than 5,000 Exoplanets

There are now more than 5,000 known planets in the universe, and we're just getting started.

5 months ago

An Exoplanet is Definitely Orbiting Two Stars

Remember that iconic scene in Star Wars, where a young Skywalker steps out onto the surface of Tatooine and watches…

6 months ago

Based on Kepler Data, There’s a 95% Chance of an Earth-Like Planet Within 20 Light-Years

Combining data from the retired Kepler mission with the Gaia Observatory, a team of scientists have produced new estimates for…

2 years ago

Machine Learning Algorithm Scoops up 50 New Exoplanets

A machine learning algorithm created by scientists in the UK has confirmed 50 new exoplanets, effectively opening the door to…

2 years ago

An Earth-Sized World Orbiting in its Star’s Habitable Zone Was Found in Older Kepler Data

Searching through archival Kepler data has revealed another exoplanet around Kepler-1649, the most Earth-like exoplanet discovered to date

2 years ago

A New Way to Measure the Age of the Milky Way

Using data collected by Kepler's K2 observation campaign, an international team of scientists was able to more accurately predict the…

3 years ago

Phew! James Webb passes its final thermal vacuum test. Still on track for 2021

The James Webb Space Telescope recently completed vacuum chamber testing, and is good to go for its 2021 launch date!

3 years ago

This is Kepler’s Final Image

Even in retirement, the Kepler space telescope is still allowing for discoveries, which include it's "last light" images and recordings.

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

There are so Many Water-Worlds Out There

According to new research that was presented at the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference, "water worlds" may be more common than previously…

4 years ago