Kepler is back in full swing, identifying a cornucopia of new planets, some of which might even harbor life.
NASA’s Kepler spacecraft is back in commission, and has spotted its first exoplanet since nearly succumbing to a pointing malfunction.
NASA figures out a way to put Kepler back to work on its original mission in the search for habitable planets.
After studying data from NASA’s Kepler mission, astronomers determine that habitable planets are not rare.
Kepler-78b a mysterious alien exoplanet planet that should, theoretically, not be able to exist.
NASA astronomers produce first cloud map image of a planet that exists outside of our solar system.
NASA has given up on restoring the failing Kepler Space Telescope, but plans to use it for future space research.
Back in January of 2010, the Kepler Space Telescope was checking out a four-planet system called KOI-94, when it noticed something weird. Additional observations and recent analysis suggest that what Kepler saw was a double exoplanet transit, and since nobody's ever seen this before, astronomers have had to invent a brand new term to describe it: behold, an exosyzygy.
NASA has announced that their planet-hunting spacecraft, Kepler, has discovered 1,235 potential new planets around alien stars. Of these, five of them are about the right size, and in about the right place, to potentially support life.