Latest Johannes Kepler Stories
In this issue of ESA's flagship magazine, we feature the latest 'flagship' of ESA's space fleet, ATV Johannes Kepler.
Europe's Johannes Kepler space freighter docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb.
Bill Chaplin, 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 â€œastroseismologyâ€, measuring the sizes and ages of stars.
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).
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.
ESAâ€™s latest Automated Transfer Vehicle is ready for launch to the International Space Station on Tuesday, February 15.
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.
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 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.
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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