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2009-05-13 14:25:00

NASA's Kepler spacecraft has begun its search for other Earth-like worlds.

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2009-04-20 09:08:16

Astronomers have announced plans to build an ultra-stable, high-precision spectrograph for the Science and Technology Facilities Council's 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope (WHT - part of the Isaac Newton Group or ING on La Palma) in an effort to discover habitable Earth-like planets around other stars.

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2009-04-16 12:20:00

NASA's Kepler mission has taken its first images of the star-rich sky where it will soon begin hunting for planets like Earth.

2009-04-14 10:31:15

The underground economy in Europe is likely to grow this year while the mainstream economies falter, an Austrian economist said. Friedrich Schneider of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, said the so-called shadow economy which relies on cash deals to avoid taxes, would grow up to 0.9 percent in Ireland, Britain and Spain this year, the EU Observer reported Tuesday. The shadow economy ranges in size from 10 percent of the official gross domestic product in Scandinavia and...

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2009-04-08 07:54:58

Engineers have successfully ejected the dust cover from NASA's Kepler telescope, a spaceborne mission soon to begin searching for worlds like Earth.

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2009-03-17 13:27:13

Kepler is now more than 1 million kilometers (620,000 miles) from Earth, drifting away at the rate of about 1 kilometer per second.

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2009-03-07 09:50:00

After the successful launch of the revolutionary Kepler telescope on Friday, NASA is making final preparations before it carries on with its mission to search out other planets in the Milky Way galaxy.

2009-03-07 00:55:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kepler mission successfully launched into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II at 10:49 p.m. EST, Friday.

2009-03-07 00:25:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the first planet-hunting mission of its kind, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne boosted NASA's Kepler spacecraft into orbit to help scientists in their quest to find Earth-like planets circling distant suns in the Milky Way galaxy.

2009-03-06 23:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Ball Aerospace-built Kepler spacecraft carrying the largest camera ever sent by NASA beyond Earth's orbit, successfully launched aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., at 10:49 pm EST, on Friday, March 6, 2009. Ball Aerospace designed and built Kepler's photometer and spacecraft, employing expertise from its previous NASA missions including instruments for the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, and...


Latest Johannes Kepler Reference Libraries

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

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...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

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...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

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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