Tag: Kepler Space Telescope

Water world exoplanet

Study Shows One Third of Known Exoplanets are “Water Worlds”

In a huge discovery for planetary science and the search for alien life, over a third of medium-sized exoplanets already cataloged could be water worlds. In addition to cataloging as many exoplanets as possible, data...
Exoplanet

Scientists Find Type of Exoplanet With Ingredients for Life

The amount and type of light reaching a planet from its host star affect the chemical conditions present on its surface, which is critical to life development. As of now, between the Kepler mission and...
Edgy Labs' TESS Launch Coverage and Live Updates

Live Stream Launch of NASA’s TESS Planet Hunter Today

The highly anticipated TESS launch is happening today, giving NASA scientists a more powerful tool in space to discover more worlds. The TESS launch will mark a new milestone in space exploration as it replaces...
TESS telescope in orbit

NASA’s TESS Telescope: The Next Step in the Search for new Worlds

Due to launch on April 16th aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, NASA’s new exoplanet-hunting TESS telescope is undergoing final preparations for launch. Focusing on the nearby star systems that Kepler first scanned, the TESS...
TESS transiting exoplanet survey satellite

What you Missed From NASA’s TESS Planet Hunter News Briefing

On March 28th at 1 p.m. CST, NASA discussed the upcoming launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. We were there! Here are our takeaways from the briefing. The session was presented on NASA TV...
NASA to announce kepler google ai

NASA to Announce AI’s Role in Finding new Planets–Live Stream Here Today

NASA will be holding a conference about a mysterious “discovery beyond our solar system” made by Google AI. *Update* Google AI machine learning discovered an 8th planetary body, Kepler-90i in the Kepler-90 system, which makes...
Again, Kepler Finds New Habitable Planets Hiding in Plain Sight

Again, Kepler Finds New Habitable Planets Hiding in Plain Sight

A new set of possibly habitable planets have been found by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope. For decades, scientists have been scouring the cosmos, far and wide, in search of other celestial bodies that could be...
100 Year Anniversary of First Photo of Alien Planet

Celebrate the 100 Year Anniversary of First Photo of Alien Planet

A researcher accidentally uncovered photographic evidence of an exoplanet that was unknowingly detected a hundred years ago. At the beginning of the 20th century, the existence of exoplanets was theorized, but detecting planets much smaller...
Exomoon discovered

First Ever Exomoon Discovered with Kepler Telescope

After many exoplanets, the Kepler telescope has discovered what scientists believe to be the first moon ever detected outside our solar system. The Kepler telescope has already enabled scientists to detect and classify thousands of...
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Kepler Telescope Finds 10 Earth-like Habitable Planets

Using the Kepler space telescope, NASA discovered ten new exoplanets that are located in the habitable zone of their respective stars. The method used by space missions for the detection of exoplanets is that of...