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16 Washington: Lick Observatory's newest telescope, the Automated Planet Finder (APF), has discovered two new planetary systems, in its first months of operation. The APF has been operating robotically night after night on Mt.
A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of earth-like planets around nearby stars, scientists say. Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. "The proposed 'starshade' could launch together with a
Professor of Astrophysics Education at The Open University Maybe pink planets have life too. gsfc Astronomers didn't know, 20 years ago, whether planets existed around any stars other than the Sun. All that changed in 1995 with the discovery of an
Thursday marked the fifth anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. On Mar. 6, 2009, Kepler lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on board a Delta II rocket. Kepler was http://
Kepler are less than 2 1/2 times the size of Earth and orbit in their sun's 'Goldilocks' zone. Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets , a bonanza likely to continue for years to come. The newest discoveries increase the known planets outside the
The Milky Way appears to be peppered with so-called Super-Earths distant exoplanets that are between two to 10 Earth masses...Super-Earths many of which are Mini-Neptunes can be terrestrial planets like Earth, or gaseous blobs like Uranus and Neptune.
On Wednesday NASA announced discovery of 715 new planets. Discovery was made with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) planet-hunting Kepler space telescope. The discovery had been verified by astronauts.
Responsible for the largest haul of exoplanet discoveries to date, the Kepler space telescope has unearthed a wealth of exoplanets far out in space, with a number of its finds being Earth-like planets, existing in the habitable zones from their
Kepler telescope has confirmed a record-setting bonanza of 715 newly discovered planets outside our solar system, nearly doubling the count of exoplanets discovered to around 1,700. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-
Wednesday announced the discovery of 715 new planets, by far the biggest batch of planets ever unveiled at once...The planets, which orbit 305 different stars, were discovered by the Kepler space telescope and were verified using a new technique that