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Astronomers announced on Monday that they have discovered a new type of planet - a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth.
Believed to be retired for good after breaking down last year, the Kepler spacecraft has been revived and will be part of a newly-approved NASA mission to seek out new exoplanets while also expanding its role into the realm of astrophysical observations.
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a news teleconference at 2 p.m.
SAO PAULO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kepler Weber S.A.
BOULDER, Colo., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Feb.
On Aug. 2, a call for scientific white papers was announced to solicit ideas to help shape a repurposed science mission using a combination of the Kepler's two remaining good reaction wheels and thrusters for spacecraft attitude control.
NASA's Open Source Differential Photometry Code for Amateur Astronomy Research (OSCAAR) program will allow amateur astronomers to help the space agency hunt down exoplanets.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found a clever, simple way to accurately estimate stellar gravity using the star's flickering variations of light.
Sample Entry: Astronomy is the scientific study of stars, planets, comets, galaxies, and other phenomena that occur outside Earth's atmosphere (e.g. cosmic radiation). Astronomy deals with the evolution, physics, chemical makeup, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects, and also the formation of the universe. The word Astronomy comes from the Greek words astron (meaning "star") and nomos (meaning "law"). Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. Since the dawn of man, people always...
Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion -- The astronomer Johannes Kepler's main contribution to astronomy was his three laws of planetary motion. Kepler found these laws empirically by studying extensive observations recorded by Tycho Brahe. He found the first two laws in 1609 and the third one in 1618. Isaac Newton was later able to derive the laws from his laws of motion and gravity, thereby producing strong evidence in favor of Newton's inverse-square gravitational law. Kepler's First...
Tycho Brahe -- Tycho Brahe (December 14, 1546 - October 24, 1601) was a Danish astronomer. He had Uraniborg built; which become an early "research institute". For purposes of publication, Tycho owned a printing press and paper mill. His best known assistant was Kepler. Tycho realized that progress in the science of astronomy could be achieved, not by occasional haphazard observations, but only by systematic and rigorous observation, night after night, and by using instruments of the...
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