kepler

Motherboard

Citizen Scientists Help Spot a Potentially Habitable Planet Nearly Twice the Size of Earth

K2-288Bb is located 226 light years away.
Becky Ferreira
1.9.19
kepler

The Kepler Space Telescope, Which Discovered 2,600 Exoplanets, Is Out of Fuel

NASA is retiring the Kepler space telescope after nine years.
Samantha Cole
10.30.18
boom

Watch the Air Force Blow Up a Piece of Spaceflight History

Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 17, built in 1956, was demolished on Thursday.
Becky Ferreira
7.12.18
Alien Worlds

Explore Distant Exoplanets With These NASA Simulations

Scientists have discovered thousands of alien worlds beyond the solar system. Here’s what some of them might look like on the surface.
Becky Ferreira
5.30.18
nasa

NASA Announces Exotic Asteroid Missions, Fueling Space Mining Hopes

Lucy will visit six of Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, while Psyche will aim for the exposed, metal-rich core of an ancient protoplanet.
Becky Ferreira
1.4.17
nasa

Clouds On This Planet Could Be Made Of The Same Stuff As Rubies

For the first time, scientists observed weather patterns on a gas giant beyond our solar system.
Kate Lunau
12.12.16
Space

Into the Guts of the Universe's Most Perfect Known Sphere

A new observational method offers a look inside the guts of a star, with surprising results.
Michael Byrne
11.16.16
nasa

How Two-Sunned ‘Tatooine’ Planets Escape Being Crushed By Their Host Stars

Earth will one day be eaten by our sun. These planets might avoid that.
Kate Lunau
10.12.16
Space

Are the Aliens Trying to Extinguish an Entire Star?

Megastructures were just the beginning.
Michael Byrne
8.6.16
video

Watch this Brief History of the Search for an Earthlike Exoplanet

A trip inside the “holy grail” of exoplanet research.
Becky Ferreira
7.20.16
News

NASA Briefly Pushes Porn After Spammer Takeover of Kepler's Twitter Account

Enable two-factor authentication, folks.
Madison Margolin
7.6.16
Canada

This 22-Year-Old Found Four New Planets, Including a ‘Warm Neptune’

One planet could conceivably host a moon with life.
Kate Lunau
5.30.16
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