NASA's planet-finding telescope is now on life support: Here's why it mattered.
Articles tagged "Kepler"
NASA's newest exoplanet-hunting telescope has suffered a critical hardware malfunction. But that doesn't mean the mission was for naught--or that we won’t find more exoplanets from Kepler.
But don't start packing just yet.
This year was a big one for exoplanets. Next year might be even bigger.
An Earth-ish planet orbiting a red dwarf star would be the saddest thing. A perfect ball of rock, featuring plenty of carbon and water and methane, orbiting a dark star with no visible light, and stuck in tidal lock. That is, it orbits the star so cl…
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope is finding out that some science fiction is reality.
Astronomers found a planet that's shrinking by the day.
China is hooking up Iran with critical technology "used for spying on citizens":http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/22/us-iran-telecoms-idUSBRE82L0B820120322. I mean, who else would you expect to be slinging that kind of tech? [Reuters] Microso…
And, no, they didn't name it Tatooine. It's called Kepler-16b, but astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics are still way stoked about it because it's the first ever confirmed circumbinary planet, a planet orbiting two suns, tha…