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Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" --
A potential game changer in the hunt for life outside our neighborhood has just been discovered about 493 light years away. Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have found a rocky planet that is similar in size to Earth
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a news teleconference at 2 p.m.
In its first months of operation, the APF has found two new planetary systems, giving astronomers a taste of planetary riches to come
SAO PAULO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kepler Weber S.A.
A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars.
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.
BOULDER, Colo., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
AUSTIN, Texas, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is partnering with NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) to bring the James Webb Space
Extrasolar Planet -- An extrasolar planet is a planet orbiting around a star other than the Sun. Extrasolar planets were first discovered in the 1990s as a result of improved telescope technology, CCD and computer-based image processing which allowed far more accurate measurements of stellar motions. The first extrasolar planets were reported by the astronomer Aleksander Wolszczan in 1993, orbiting the pulsar PSR 1257+12. Subsequent investigation has determined that they are only planets...
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
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