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  • KEPLER IN THE NEWS


    Kepler discovers first Earth-size planet in habitable zone

    Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.

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    NESSI - a new exoplanet finder in New Mexico

    The New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument (NESSI) will soon get its first "taste" of exoplanets, helping astronomers decipher their chemical composition.

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  • ASTROBIOLOGY


    Water and power: Can electrical energy give rise to life?

    Scientists speculate that warm water and electricity on a young Earth gave rise to life as we know it.

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  • NASA NEWS


    Call for Kepler News

    The Kepler mission has announced a teleconference regarding a new discovery. Tune in at 11AM, Thursday, April 17!

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  • NASA NEWS


    That's no moon, that's a...oh wait, maybe it is!

    Researchers have spotted what may be an exomoon - a moon orbiting a distant planet outside our solar system.

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  • NASA NEWS


    Kepler nearly doubles the exoplanet count

    NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system.

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  • NASA NEWS


    Kudos for Kepler crew

    NASA's Kepler space telescope mission will be honored with the National Space Club's preeminent award, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, in March.

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  • TOP STORY


    Eyes on Exoplanets

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  • Kepelpslide

    Kepler discovers first Earth-size planet in habitable zone

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    NESSI - a new exoplanet finder in New Mexico

  • Ventslide

    Water and power: Can electrical energy give rise to life?

  • Keplerwut

    Call for Kepler News

  • Exomoon

    That's no moon, that's a...oh wait, maybe it is!

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    Kepler nearly doubles the exoplanet count

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    Kudos for Kepler crew

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    Eyes on Exoplanets

NEWS


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    April 17, 2014

    NASA's Kepler telescope discovers first Earth-size planet in 'habitable zone'

    Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone".

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  • Nessiedit

    April 17, 2014

    NESSI - a new exoplanet finder in New Mexico

    The New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument (NESSI) will soon get its first "taste" of exoplanets, helping astronomers decipher their chemical composition.

    › read article

  • Astrobiology20140415-640

    April 15, 2014

    Water and power: Can electrical energy give rise to life?

    Scientists speculate that warm water and electricity on a young Earth gave rise to life as we know it.

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    April 10, 2014

    That's no moon, that's a...oh wait, maybe it is!

    Researchers spot what could be an exomoon orbiting a distant planet.

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    March 05, 2014

    Astronomers make the first Earth-based CCD images of an exoplanet

    For the first time, astronomers have used the same imaging technology found in a digital camera to take a picture of a planet far from our solar system with an Earth-based telescope.

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    February 27, 2014

    Kepler nearly doubles the exoplanet count

    NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system.

    › read article

  • Pia17836

    February 04, 2014

    Kepler captures a weird, wildly wobbling world

    Thanks to a crazy orbit that wobbles all over the place and an wildly changing axis, seasons on Kepler-413b are anything but predictable.

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    January 30, 2014

    Space Sherlocks sleuth for distant dust disks

    NASA is inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission through a new website, DiskDetective.org.

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    January 21, 2014

    Caught in a cluster

    Astronomers find exoplanets orbiting a rare Sun-like star in a star cluster.

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    January 07, 2014

    Storms galore

    Swirling, stormy clouds may be ever-present on cool celestial orbs called brown dwarfs. New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that most brown dwarfs are roiling with one or more planet-size storms akin to Jupiter's "Great Red Spot."

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