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Exactly five years ago, on March 6, 2009, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to find planets around other stars, called exoplanets, in search of potentially habitable worlds.
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A team of astronomers from the UK and Chile have discovered three new planets classified as Super Earths, which are part of a group of eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf stars.
A team of Austrian scientists has released a new paper that points to evidence that super-Earths -- worlds much like ours, yet considerably larger -- are unfit for life.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets.
NASA announced on Wednesday that its Kepler mission has discovered 715 new planets orbiting 305 stars. The space agency said that 95 percent of the newly discovered worlds are smaller than Neptune.
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.
A new paper argues that some planetary bodies may hold 'superhabitable' environments even more suitable for life than those found here on Earth.
It seems like the discovery of Earth-like planets is always announced with one caveat – the planet discovered probably isn’t much like Earth. Many of these are "super-Earths,” which are several times larger than our own planets and thought to be completely covered in water.
A new paper published in the journal Planetary and Space Science claims planets that were once thought uninhabitable may actually be able to contain life after all.
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