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2011-02-23 16:59:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that ESA Spacecraft PR6-2011 (Johannes Kepler) - the second of five European Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV) - successfully launched aboard the European expendable launch system, Ariane 5, out of Kourou in French Guiana. For the ATV mission, Aerojet delivered four model R-4D-11 110 lbf bipropellant rocket engines that are used to accomplish the circularization maneuvers and...

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2011-02-21 05:50:00

Bill Chaplin from the University of Birmingham, speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Washington, said that the Kepler space telescope was an exquisite tool for what is called "astroseismology", measuring the sizes and ages of stars. The Kepler telescope measures five times better than any other means as it "listens" to the sounds they make. The technique, used to measure some 500 far-flung stars, measures minuscule variations in a...

2011-02-17 15:45:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers will discuss a wide range of scientific and space exploration topics at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The meeting takes place Feb. 17-21 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, Washington. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media registration is open on site at the AAAS Newsroom Headquarters,...

2011-02-09 13:47:00

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the discoveries of the Kepler mission have tripled the number of known planets in our galaxy, one man has taken the questions about alien life to a higher power. Marshall Vian Summers claims to be receiving a message from God about the existence of alien life beyond our world. For twenty years, Summers has lived in Boulder, Colorado, the same city in which the Kepler space telescope was built and is now operated. But here in...

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2011-02-03 11:05:00

ESA's latest Automated Transfer Vehicle is ready for launch to the International Space Station on Tuesday, February 15 at 22:08 GMT from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The unmanned spaceship will deliver essential supplies and reboost the Station during its mission lasting three and half months. The launch will be covered live from Kourou for broadcasters and on the Web, and celebrated at a launch event in Bremen, Germany. Europe's second ATV Johannes Kepler is the first...

2011-02-02 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kepler mission has discovered its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface. Five of the potential planets are near Earth-size and orbit in the habitable zone of smaller, cooler stars than our sun. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Candidates require follow-up observations to verify they are actual...

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2011-02-02 12:20:00

Scientists using NASA's Kepler, a space telescope, recently discovered six planets made of a mix of rock and gases orbiting a single sun-like star, known as Kepler-11, which is located approximately 2,000 light years from Earth. "The Kepler-11 planetary system is amazing," said Jack Lissauer, a planetary scientist and a Kepler science team member at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. "It's amazingly compact, it's amazingly flat, there's an amazingly large number of big planets...

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2011-01-28 07:21:56

The fuel and most of the cargo are loaded and ATV has been hoisted to the top of Ariane 5 as teams on four continents prepare for the 15 February launch of Johannes Kepler from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. With launch scheduled in just 18 days, experts from ESA, partner agencies and industry teams are in the busy final stage of making Johannes Kepler ready for space. Liftoff is set for 15 February at 22:07 GMT (23:07 CET) from Kourou. After eight days of orbital maneuvers that...

2011-01-27 14:23:33

NASA will host a news briefing at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Feb. 2, to announce the Kepler mission's latest findings about planets outside our solar system. The briefing will be held in the NASA Headquarters auditorium at 300 E St S.W. in Washington and carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv. Kepler is the first NASA mission capable of finding Earth-size planets in or near the "habitable zone," the region in a planetary system where liquid water can...

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2011-01-26 14:17:03

After Ariane 5 lofts ATV Johannes Kepler into space on 15 February, ESA's Artemis data relay satellite will be ready for action. Artemis will provide communications between Johannes Kepler and the ATV Control Centre (ATV-CC) in Toulouse, France. Hovering some 36 000 km above the equator at 21.4ºE, Artemis will route telemetry and commands to and from the control center whenever the satellite sees the International Space Station or ATV. During every ATV-2 orbit, there is...


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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