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2014-02-26 16:22:31

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets.

NASA's Kepler Mission Has Discovered 715 New Exoplanets
2014-02-26 14:52:57

NASA announced on Wednesday that its Kepler mission has discovered 715 new planets orbiting 305 stars. The space agency said that 95 percent of the newly discovered worlds are smaller than Neptune.

2014-02-21 16:20:08

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Feb.

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2014-02-10 05:15:24

NASA's Kepler space telescope mission will be honored with the National Space Club's preeminent award, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, in March.

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Examines Dramatic New Crater
2014-02-06 09:07:07

Space rocks hitting Mars excavate fresh craters at a pace of more than 200 per year, but few new Mars scars pack as much visual punch as one seen in a NASA image released today.

Planet's Wild Ride Caught By Kepler Space telescope
2014-02-05 05:09:28

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has located a new planet that wobbles wildly on its axis much like a spinning toy top, with its tilt varying by as much as 30 degrees over an 11 year span.

2014-02-04 16:21:10

Imagine living on a planet with seasons so erratic you would hardly know whether to wear Bermuda shorts or a heavy overcoat. That is the situation on a weird, wobbly world found by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.

Study Gives Insight Into How Skywalker's Tatooine May Have Formed
2014-01-31 13:03:26

Tatooine, a fictional planet with two stars that is best known as the home of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie franchise, may not be as farfetched as one might think.

Exoplanet Discovered Thanks To Its Orbit Around A Bright Star
2014-01-23 04:41:44

An international group of astronomers has discovered a new, roughly Neptune-sized exoplanet orbiting the brightest star in a binary system more than 400 light years from Earth, according to a study appearing in the most recent edition of The Astrophysical Journal.

New Technique Measures Exoplanet Composition
2014-01-09 09:59:15

Scientists have successfully measured the masses of approximately 60 exoplanets discovered by the Kepler space telescope – research that will help them determine the composition of these planets and ultimately whether or not they are capable of supporting life.


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Extrasolar Planet
2004-10-19 04:45:41

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...

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