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"21.10.2016 20:29:36" nasa.gov 'Heartbeat Stars' Unlocked in New Study Heartbeat stars got their name because if you were to map out their brightness over time, the result looks like an electrocardiogram, a graph of the electrical activity of the heart. Matters of the heart can be puzzling and mysterious -- so too with unusual stars called heartbeat stars.
“The mere existence of heartbeat stars is a bit of a puzzle. All the tidal stretching of these heartbeat stars should have quickly caused the system
"18.10.2016 17:17:02" nasa.gov Cloudy Nights, Sunny Days on Distant Hot Jupiters A new study finds clues to where clouds gather on hot Jupiters, and what they're likely made of. A new study using Kepler data finds clouds on distant "hot Jupiters" made of manganese sulfide and silicate.
"The cloud formation is very different from what we know in the solar system," said Vivien Parmentier, a NASA Sagan Fellow and postdoctoral
"13.10.2016 20:16:49" nasa.gov Elisa Quintana, Kepler/K2 Mission: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast In this episode of #NASASiliconValley, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientist Elisa Quintana shares her story on becoming a planet formation researcher.
"07.10.2016 17:12:19" nasa.gov NASA's Kepler Gets the 'Big Picture' of Comet 67P The animation shows a series of 15 images of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko taken by NASA's Kepler spacecraft, operating in its K2 mission, from Sept. 17 through Sept. 18. The comet is seen passing through Kepler's field of view from top right to bottom As the Rosetta Mission headed for a #cometlanding, the #K2mission nabbed a wide-angle view of comet 67P.
"22.09.2016 15:32:24" nasa.gov Steve Howell, Senior Research Scientist on Astrophysics: Podcast A conversation with Steve Howell, NASA Senior Research Scientist on astrophysics. In the latest episode of the #NASASiliconValley podcast, Steve Howell, senior research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, talks about his path to NASA, searching for exoplanets and working on the #K2mission, and his latest study of the #TRAPPIST1
"14.09.2016 21:57:13" nasa.gov Know Thy Star, Know Thy Planet Astronomers confirm TRAPPIST-1 is a single star and validate that its three transiting planets are Earth-size. When it comes to exoplanets, astronomers only know the properties of the planets they discover as well as they know the properties of the stars being orbited. For a planet's size, precisely characterizing the host star can mean the difference in our
"09.09.2016 15:34:29" computerworld.com Star Trek tech: From science fiction to science fact When Star Trek first made its TV appearance 50 years ago this week, it showed us cool technologies and gadgets that people could only dream about in the 1960s. Today, many of those are a reality. #K2mission project scientist Jessie Dotson talks #StarTrek50 science fact and fiction:
“The cell phone I'm talking to you on right now is such a ubiquitous part of your life you don't think about it. But the first time I talked on one, I was like, 'Oh my
"09.09.2016 15:04:51" breakgroundmedia.com CRISIS IN SPACE SOLUTION ON EARTH KEPLER MISSION DIRECTOR MARCIE SMITH TALKS ABOUT IMPROVISING A FIX FROM 74 MILLION MILES AWAY Mission director or boss of the Kepler spacecraft, Marcie Smith, discusses the high-pressure situation of commanding a spacecraft through an emergency from 74 million miles away. At that distance, Marcie and team waited 13 minutes for the spacecraft to
"07.09.2016 16:34:17" NASA Planetquest We're live from Star Trek New York! Learn about exoplanets. Did you catch Kepler's Dr. Tom Barclay and Curiosity's Bobak Ferdowsi during the Facebook Live event at Star Trek: Mission New York this weekend? NO....? Well, tune-in at 14:40 for a lively update on the state of exoplanets and the Kepler and K2 missions.
"07.09.2016 16:29:39" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We boldly went to 'Star Trek: Mission New York' last weekend, sharing science facts with science fiction fans. Watch: https://youtu.be/uXXvpwCeEiw
#StarTrek50 #StarTrekNY It was a delight to participate in and honor the 50th anniversary of the incredibly influential Star Trek universe this past weekend in New York City!
Here are some of the highlights from NASA. See if you can spot Kepler's very own planet-hunter, Dr.
"03.09.2016 01:12:07" Photos from Kepler and K2 Missions's post Join Science Officer Lt. Tom Barclay on his #FacebookLive away mission with Bobak "the Mohawk Guy" Ferdowsi and NASA Planetquest tomorrow at #StarTrekNY!
"24.08.2016 17:19:50" eso.org ESO ESO, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere Congratulations to the ESO Astronomy and Pale Red Dot teams on the exciting discovery of a small habitable zone planet around our nearest star!
Astronomers have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The
"12.08.2016 21:01:30" nasa.gov Kepler Mission Manager Update: Photometer Update The team has confirmed that the photometer responded as expected and began collecting data again on Tuesday, Aug. 2. A new mission manager update is out. The team confirms Kepler is back doing science!
"12.08.2016 18:43:44" nasa.gov Kepler Watches Stellar Dancers in the Pleiades Cluster NASA's Kepler space telescope has helped amass the most complete catalog of rotation periods for stars in a cluster Like cosmic ballet dancers, the stars of the Pleiades cluster are spinning. But these celestial dancers are all twirling at different speeds. Astronomers have long wondered what determines the rotation rates of these stars. Now Kepler data provides a view
"05.08.2016 19:17:58" nasa.gov Kepler Mission Manager Update: K2 Campaign 10 The team finds the photometer—the camera onboard the Kepler spacecraft—powered off. The photometer was turned on again and commanded to resume science operations. A new mission manager update is out. The photometer takes a nap but is back in science operations.
"04.08.2016 16:05:41" nasa.gov Astronomers Help Focus Research in the Search for Another Earth Astronomers have catalogued the Kepler planet candidates that may be similar to our third rock from the sun. Calling all planet sleuths! The planethood of eleven of the 20 planet candidates that may be most similar to Earth await follow-up study and verification.
"18.07.2016 17:59:44" nasa.gov NASA's Kepler Confirms 100+ Exoplanets During Its K2 Mission Kepler confirms 100+ exoplanets during its second life as the #K2mission. In the latest haul, one planetary system, called K2-72, is home to four near-Earth-size planets that could be
"14.06.2016 20:37:41" nasa.gov New Planet Is Largest Discovered That Orbits Two Suns If you cast your eyes toward the constellation Cygnus, you'll be looking in the direction of the largest planet yet discovered around a double-star system. It's too faint to see with the naked eye, but a team led by astronomers from Goddard and San Diego Researchers have discovered the largest two-sun exoplanet yet. This "Tatooine" is a Jupiter-sized giant called Kepler-1647b and has a 1,107 day year! This means fewer birthdays, but also fewer birthday celebrations. Hmm.
Like Jupiter, however,
"09.06.2016 16:07:33" nasa.gov K2 marches on with two additional years of funding. NASA has also announced today that its K2 mission is to continue science operations through the end of the FY19, by which time the on-board fuel is expected to be fully depleted. The spacecraft marches on! #NASA approves the #K2mission for two additional years of funding. We are thrilled to be one of the teams selected so that we can continue this exciting mission!
With the emergency behind us, and fuel to last us into the
"10.05.2016 17:21:46" Timeline Photos In the newly-validated batch of Kepler planets, nearly 550 could be rocky planets like Earth, based on their size. Nine of these orbit in their sun's habitable zone-- the distance from a star where orbiting planets can have surface temperatures that allow
"10.05.2016 17:11:01" nasa.gov Briefing materials for the announcement of 1,284 Kepler planets Briefing materials for the announcement of 1,284 newly validated Kepler planets Kepler announces a planet boon- 1,284 new planets! This brings the Kepler count to 2,325.
"10.05.2016 13:26:33" nasa.gov NASA News Audio NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. Greetings All!
Tune-in to NASA News Audio today at 10:00 a.m. PDT for the latest discoveries from NASA's planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope.
"07.05.2016 20:24:16" Timeline Photos More Kepler news on the horizon! Tune-in May 10 at 10a PDT.
"29.04.2016 23:05:05" reddit.com Science • /r/science The Science subreddit is a place to share new findings. Read about the latest advances in astronomy, biology, medicine, physics and the social... On Weds., #MayThe4thBeWithYou at 11 a.m. PDT, meet the engineers who saved the Kepler spacecraft, twice. The spacecraft recovery team from NASA Ames Research Center, Ball Aerospace, and Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics will be there to take
"22.04.2016 17:04:27" Timeline Photos Kepler recovered! And, as of 8:30 a.m. PDT today, it is back on the job as the #K2Mission!
"15.04.2016 19:54:33" nasa.gov Mission Manager Update: Kepler Remains Stable as Health Check Continues The Kepler spacecraft remains stable as the process of returning it to science continues. The cause of the anomaly, first reported on April 8, remains under investigation. Kepler's health check is going well. We're turning the corner on the way back to science!
"11.04.2016 16:38:25" nasa.gov Mission Manager Update: Kepler Recovered from Emergency and Stable Mission operations engineers successfully recovered the Kepler spacecraft from Emergency Mode on April 10, 2016. It was a long weekend for Kepler and the team, but the spacecraft has been recovered!
A deep bow of gratitude to the teams at NASA Ames Research Center, Ball Aerospace and Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics!
"08.04.2016 22:22:27" nasa.gov Mission Manager Update: Kepler spacecraft in emergency mode During a scheduled contact on Thursday, April 7, mission operations engineers discovered that the Kepler spacecraft was in Emergency Mode. During a scheduled contact on Thurs, 4/7, Kepler was discovered in emergency mode. Updates will be provided as additional information is available.
"07.04.2016 21:45:06" nasa.gov Kepler and K2 Missions Teaming up on a global experiment in exoplanet observation, NASA's K2 mission and Earth-based observatories on six continents will use gravitational microlensing to search for exoplanets that are too distant and dark to detect any other way.
"21.03.2016 19:15:40" Timeline Photos The brilliant flash of an exploding star’s shockwave—what astronomers call the “shock breakout”—has been captured for the first time in the optical wavelength or visible light by
"11.03.2016 17:30:53" nasa.gov Mission Manager Update: K2 continues to shine Now in its eighth observing campaign, the Kepler spacecraft continues to operate beautifully as the K2 mission. Kicking off Friday with an update from our mission manager. Check out what we've been up to the past few months...
"09.03.2016 19:01:11" nasa.gov A Spacecraft's Second Life: NASA's K2 Mission From exoplanets to supernovae discoveries, a spacecraft's second life continues to shine as K2. The #K2mission continues to shine! Read its story and the discoveries its made in the first 18 months of operation.
"13.01.2016 20:09:19" Timeline Photos A space oddity traveled through the spacecraft's field of view this year -- a space rock named #DavidBowie. Thank you, Starman. RIP
"31.12.2015 18:52:12" Timeline Photos The force was strong with the Kepler spacecraft in 2015! We counted a record 453 scientific papers! And the #K2mission is just getting started! #AAS227
Dive into the detail: http://keplerscience.arc.nasa.gov/publications.html
"31.12.2015 18:24:08" nasa.gov Top Ames Stories in 2015 NASA's Ames Research Center, located in California's Silicon Valley, was a major player in many of the top NASA news stories this year. Science rocked our world again in 2015! We are thrilled to be in the #NASA NASA Ames Research Center 'band'! #RockOn!
"18.12.2015 23:21:44" nasa.gov Kepler Mission Meanwhile, in a galaxy not so far, far away, #StarWars planets that are strikingly similar to real exoplanets.
"02.11.2015 22:34:58" lcogt.net Science / Workshops / K2SciCon / K2SciCon-agenda | LCOGT Kepler 'strikes back' as the K2 mission, and its *first* K2 science conference is underway!
K2 continues the search for exoplanets, and adds new observation opportunities in the areas of stellar astrophysics, extragalactic study, and solar system s
"21.10.2015 17:10:00" nasa.gov NASA’s K2 Finds Dead Star Vaporizing a Mini “Planet” Astronomers have detected the first planetary object transiting a white dwarf using data from the K2 mission, confirming a decade-old theory. “For the last decade we’ve suspected that white dwarf stars were feeding on the remains of rocky objects, and this result may be the smoking gun we’re looking for,” said Fergal Mullally, staff scientist of K2 at SETI and NASA’s Ames Research Center i
"31.07.2015 19:20:56" nasa.gov NASA's Spitzer Confirms Closest Rocky Exoplanet Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data. Congratulations to HARPS-N and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope team for the discovery of the closest transiting planet!
Dubbed HD 219134b, this exoplanet, which orbits too close to its star for liquid water to pool on the surface to support life as
"23.07.2015 19:45:30" Each discovery, no matter how big or small, changes who we are.
Artist's Concept of Kepler-452b
Human's Concept of Life
Artist's concept: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle
"23.07.2015 19:44:05" Artist's concept: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle
"23.07.2015 16:31:49" Close cousins? Comparison between Earth and Kepler-452b and their host stars
Scientists using data from NASA's Kepler mission have confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet orbiting in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. The habitable zone is t
"23.07.2015 16:16:56" Soaking up the Rays of a Sun-like Star - Artist's Concept of Kepler-452b
This artist's concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to ou
"23.07.2015 16:12:51" Welcome the discovery of the first small habitable zone planet around a G2 star like our sun: Kepler-452b!
"23.07.2015 13:59:24" Good Morning, Earthlings! Nice day for a new world. Kepler will share its latest results this morning, and you can join the fun! 9AM PDT, Noon EDT. Here are the links to the media advisory and the ustream:
"20.07.2015 18:08:14" nasa.gov NASA to Announce Latest Kepler Discoveries NASA will host a news teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 23 to announce new discoveries made by its planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope. The first exoplanet orbiting another star like our sun was discovered in 1995. Exoplanets, especially small Earth-size worlds, belonged within the realm of science fiction just 21 years ago. Today, and thousands of discoveries later, astronomers are
"01.07.2015 21:23:06" nasa.gov After a 53-year career, Kepler visionary William Borucki retires After a career spanning 53 years and championing a mission deemed impossible for decades, William Borucki, the principal investigator of NASA's planet-hunting Kepler mission, will retire from the agency on July 3. Kepler visionary William Borucki retires after 53 years of service at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
"17.06.2015 18:45:50" nasa.gov Measuring the mass of a Mars-size exoplanet Astronomers use the gravitational tug of neighboring exoplanets to measure the mass of a Mars-size world Researchers using NASA's Kepler mission data have measured the mass of a Mars-size exoplanet that is about one tenth the mass of Earth. Called Kepler-138b, it is the first exoplanet smaller than Earth to have both its mass and size measured. This sig
"22.05.2015 16:58:44" Today, the Kepler spacecraft is doing the same. http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/nasa-spacecraft-capture-rare-early-moments-of-baby-supernovae
"22.05.2015 16:57:31" In 1604, Johannes Kepler witnessed a Type 1a supernova. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler's_Supernova
"21.05.2015 00:02:48" nasa.gov NASA Spacecraft Capture Rare, Early Moments of Baby Supernovae NASA’s Kepler and Swift have caught unprecedented glimpses of newborn supernovae, stellar explosions that can help unravel the secrets of dark energy. Kepler nabs a supernova? Nooo, THREE of them! And, catches them before KABOOM!
"15.05.2015 17:33:48" nasa.gov Mission Manager Update: K2 in Campaign 5 Now in its fifth observing campaign, the Kepler spacecraft continues to operate beautifully after being revived as K2 nearly a year ago. It was nearly a year ago that the Kepler spacecraft made a comeback after a technical setback: the loss of its ultra precise pointing capability. Revived as the K2 mission, now in its fifth observing campaign, the spacecraft continues to operate beau
"14.05.2015 19:32:01" nasa.gov Kepler Observes Neptune Dance with Its Moons NASA's Kepler spacecraft, known for its planet-hunting prowess of other stars, is also studying solar system objects. In its new K2 mission, Neptune and two of its moons, Triton and Nereid, have been imaged. The reinvented K2 mission catches Neptune in a dance with its moons, Triton and Nereid! The movie illustrates 70 days of uninterrupted observation making this one of the longer continuous studies of an outer solar system object.
To create the 34 sec
"12.05.2015 19:02:56" Six years ago, Kepler's search for other worlds that might in some way be like our own began.
That search continues today.
Here are the stats.
"07.05.2015 00:55:50" Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) APOD: Summer Triangles over Japan (2015 May 06)
Image Credit & Copyright: Shingo Takei (TWAN)
Explanation: Have you ever seen the Summer Triangle? The bright stars Vega, Deneb, and Altair form a large triangl Arms outstretched from atop the cherry tree, one could imagine reaching the Summer Triangle and the Kepler field of view nestled within.
From this patch of sky, the size of a human hand held at arm's length, we have learned that the galaxy is brimm
"22.04.2015 15:55:06" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Celebrate #EarthDay with historical views of Earth from space by our History Office: http://www.nasa.gov/postcards
"22.04.2015 15:51:34" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration It's Earth Day! Celebrate our home planet with us by sharing pictures and video of your favorite place on Earth. Just be sure to include the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome – no matter what social media platform you’re posting on. Check in to see what peopl ❤️ Post and tag your favorite places with #NoPlaceLikeHome
"21.04.2015 21:46:06" nasa.gov NASA’s NExSS Coalition to Lead Search for Life on Distant Worlds NASA is bringing together experts spanning a variety of scientific fields for an unprecedented initiative dedicated to the search for life on planets outside our solar system. The search for life beyond our solar system requires unprecedented cooperation across scientific disciplines. Our Natalie Batalha is helping lead a new charge for NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration!
As the Kepler Mission Scientist,
"18.04.2015 14:44:24" ideas.aeon.co How far away from earth will humans travel? — Across the galaxy, even if it takes a million... The human future in the cosmos could be all but limitless if we don’t destroy ourselves first. The survival question, one that Frank Drake incorporated into his famous equation on the likelihood of technological civilizations, is unknowable at pre... "We have no choice but to try," says Paul Gilster of Centauri Dreams. What do you think?
"17.04.2015 20:11:06" nasa.gov On Earth Day, Show NASA How There’s #NoPlaceLikeHome There are (so far) 1,800 known planets beyond our solar system, but among all of them, there's no place like Earth, #NoPlaceLikeHome. NASA is encouraging people all over the globe to share their pictures of home for Earth Day, 2015, using the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome on all social media outlets. Share yours with us, and we'll make an album here on the Kepler FB page. More details
"09.04.2015 23:52:49" calacademy.org Yuri's NightLife Tonight! This week, NightLife celebrates cosmo-pioneer Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space. Music by Space Cowboys. Our work is done for the day, and now it's time for play...
We'll be celebrating a legend with friends old and new this evening at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
See you there?
"08.04.2015 23:13:29" Six years and 4,000 worlds ago…
On this day, six years ago, Kepler opened its eyes.
Millions of stars.
"07.04.2015 19:56:10" nasa.gov The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water Next time you sip a humble glass of H2O, consider this: The story of water connects each of us to processes that shape our universe. Why we search for water, here in our solar system and beyond.
"07.04.2015 17:13:38" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Today at 1pm ET: Join us to explore watery, habitable planets. http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/april/our-solar-system-and-beyond-nasa-s-search-for-water-and-habitable-planets/ #NASABeyond Live NOW. Are you watching?
"03.04.2015 15:56:34" nasa.gov Mission Manager Update: K2 in Campaign 4 Now in its fourth campaign as the K2 mission, the Kepler spacecraft continues to search for exoplanets. A new mission manager update is out: K2 in C4, Borucki inducted as NASA Ames Research Center Fellow, team awarded Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum highest honor and more!
"01.04.2015 15:49:00" Bam! 18 new planets from K2 data according to a preprint recently posted by Montet et al.
Astronomers are cranking' 'em out in record time.
Paper is undergoing peer review, but here is the link to the preprint: http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.07866
"23.03.2015 22:44:55" nasa.gov Kepler Wins National Air and Space Museum Trophy NASA's Kepler mission team will receive the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's highest group honor at a ceremony in Washington on March 25. NASA's Kepler mission team will receive the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's highest group honor at a ceremony in Washington on March 25. Established in 1985, the award recognizes outstanding achievements in the fields of aerospace scien
"06.03.2015 21:54:00" Persistence is required to realize dreams. Thank you, Bill Borucki for not giving up on yours, despite numerous rejections and hurdles. Today, NASA's Kepler Mission celebrates six years since launch.
Photograph is of Bill Borucki's slide at his Ame
"06.03.2015 02:03:15" vine.co Full #moon setting over Hokkaido and Vladivostok. Vine by Terry W. Virts As if the Full Moon could be any more beautiful, here she is setting over Hokkaido and Vladivostok in a jaw-dropping time-lapse from space. https://vine.co/v/O03QPgJQb1B via @AstroTerry
p.s. this is NOT an artist's depiction. :)
"05.03.2015 16:12:08" Stardust, evolution driven by empathy, a world with no borders…Listen along and let's go!
Final travel log of the week on The Takeaway with John Hockenberry.
audio podcast: http://bit.ly/1w6Qheq
image: Kevin Carden/Getty
"04.03.2015 23:27:14" Journey to the stars, part III: imagining life on an exomoon.
Audio podcast: buff.ly/1w49lKe
Image: Artist's depiction of a habitable exomoon in orbit around a gas giant. (Wikimedia Commons)
"03.03.2015 16:08:34" "I parasailed KOI-314.02, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt." Astronomer Sarah Ballard is your low-g tour guide for today.
Image: On planet K
"02.03.2015 21:53:21" Kepler Mission Scientist, Natalie Batalha, is our travel guide to Kepler-438b today on The Takeaway.
Audio Podcast: http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/lets-make-home-kepler-438b/
Image: Artist's rendering of Kepler-186f, a planet with properties si
"17.02.2015 21:15:54" www.sci-news.com Kepler-432b: Astronomers Discover New Super-Jupiter Exoplanet | Astronomy | Sci-News.com Two teams of astronomers have independently discovered a new extrasolar gas giant that is six times more massive than Jupiter, but about the same size. Kepler-432b is about the size of Jupiter but 5 times more massive! Its average density is much higher than any of the giant planets in our Solar System. This odd-ball planet orbits an evolved red giant star in an eccentric orbit.
"14.02.2015 17:00:11" Happy Valentine's Day from the Kepler Mission
"The object, KIC 9479404, is a binary star system in a highly eccentric orbit. When the stars pass close to one another, tidal forces induce distortions and pulsations. This causes changes in the system Timeline Photos
"03.02.2015 06:57:34" www.nas.nasa.gov NASA Supercomputer Assists the Hunt for Exomoons A team of 21st-century explorers working on the Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler (HEK) project, based at Harvard University, are searching for exomoons using data from NASA's Kepler mission and the Pleiades supercomputer at the NASA Advanced Supercomput Searching for exomoons using data from NASA's Kepler mission and the Pleiades supercomputer at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility at NASA's Ames Research Center.
"29.01.2015 23:23:16" Here's some interesting trivia for you about the planetary system, Kepler-444:
1) The system has 5 transiting planets (Kepler-444 b, c, d, e, & f) with sizes ranging between that of Mercury and Venus.
2) All planets orbit the parent star in less th
"29.01.2015 22:44:53" Ancient worlds:
A team led by University of Birmingham astronomers confirmed a planetary system that's almost as old as the Milky Way Galaxy itself!
"21.01.2015 20:17:22" Astronomers have been busy again! This time with the first multiple-planet system from K2.
"16.01.2015 16:34:33" Nine new Kepler planet confirmations: from hot Jupiters orbiting F-type stars to compact multiples orbiting M-type stars.
Total number of confirmed Kepler planets: 1,013.
Check out data on Kepler-433b, 434b, 435b, 445b, 445c, 445d, 446b, 446c, 446
"06.01.2015 19:13:03" In this graphic, you can see how the new planet candidates (yellow points) are predominantly at longer orbital periods.
"06.01.2015 18:42:57" Two of the newly validated habitable zone exoplanets -- Kepler-438b and Kepler-442b -- are small enough to have a high likelihood of a rocky composition like Earth.
NASA Kepler's Hall of Fame
Of the more than 1,000 verified planets found by NASA's K
"06.01.2015 18:30:58" BREAKING: NASA’s Kepler Marks 1,000th Exoplanet Discovery, Uncovers More Small Worlds in Habitable Zones
Full press release here: http://tinyurl.com/mwfrkg2
"06.01.2015 18:24:35" BREAKING: Kepler has identified a batch of small habitable zone planet candidates orbiting G-type stars!
Press release here: http://tinyurl.com/mwfrkg2
"06.01.2015 18:16:34" Ready for more Kepler discoveries? Second press conference starts now! #AAS225
"05.01.2015 19:18:19" Double, triple, quadruple the Earth recipe, and you get Kepler-78b, Kepler-10b, and the newly-added Kepler-93b. All have basically the same proportion of ingredients as would any planet that lies within the blue band on this plot of radius versus ma
"05.01.2015 18:45:42" Ever wonder what the recipe for a rocky planet is? Here are the basic proportions.
"05.01.2015 18:38:37" How do you make an Earth-like planet? The "test kitchen" of Earth has given us a detailed recipe, but it wasn't clear whether other planetary systems would follow the same formula. Now, astronomers have found evidence that the recipe for Earth also a
"05.01.2015 18:29:27" "Our goal is to construct a clock that can measure accurate and precise ages of stars from their spins. We've taken another significant step forward in building that clock," says Soren Meibom of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).
"05.01.2015 18:17:25" Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) astronomers, Courtney Dressing and Soren Meibom, kick off the week sharing their latest Kepler results.
"05.01.2015 17:34:27" New Kepler-related science results will be released this week at the 225th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Check back often for updates!
"18.12.2014 18:05:05" With only a single transit in the K2 engineering test data, the HARPS-N instrument on the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo was essential to get period/mass of new planet.
"18.12.2014 16:17:24" Reborn Kepler Discovers First K2 Exoplanet!
NASA’s Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using its new mission—K2. Using publicly available data, astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrop
"16.12.2014 21:30:53" Kepler and K2 have kept the team very busy over the past couple of months, and we are overdue on providing an update on the great work that's been going on.
The spacecraft continues to perform superbly on two-wheels, the team continues to fine-tune
"24.11.2014 19:06:46" Jon Jenkins #NASAAmestalks "Chasing Shadow Worlds: Exoplanets from Kepler Mission and Beyond” is now available on the NASA Ames YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/nasaames. Timeline Photos
"03.11.2014 20:06:14" plus.google.com #InterstellarHangout - Cast LIVE from Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum - Google+ Join the cast of Interstellar for a Google+ Hangout live from Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Use the hashtag #InterstellarHangout to share your thoughts and submit questions to the cast. On Nov. 5 at 230p PT mission scientist Natalie Batalha from NASA Ames Research Center joins the cast of the film Interstellar Movie for a LIVE Hangout to talk exoplanet hunting science fact!
"03.11.2014 16:40:28" www.reddit.com Science AMA Series: We are scientists and engineers from NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Mission,... We're the scientists and engineers working on NASA's [Kepler](http://www.nasa.gov/kepler) and... Kepler Reddit AMA: 2.75 hrs; 3,500 up votes; 1,000+ questions, 200 answered; and 1 Kepler tattoo!! Q&A is archived here: http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/2kghni/science_ama_series_we_are_scientists_and/
"01.11.2014 23:12:06" blog.planethunters.org A New Paper and New Planet Discoveries Today we have a post from Joey Schmitt, a graduate student in the Astronomy department at Yale University, where he is working with the exoplanet group led by Debra Fischer, and in particular he ... New planet discovered in Kepler data with help of citizen scientists! Hooray! http://t.co/DMC5qbGrHT
"27.10.2014 18:07:12" The Kepler and K2 team is taking your questions on reddit right now! Be sure to visit the page in the next hour and ask them your questions! http://redd.it/2kghni
"24.10.2014 23:32:22" www.nasa.gov NASA's Planet-hunting Kepler and K2 Missions Take Your Questions on Reddit Scientists and engineers from NASA's planet-hunting Kepler and K2 missions will answer questions about the missions on Reddit.com on Monday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. PDT. What would you like to know about the Kepler and K2 missions and the scientists and engineers who've made it so?
On Monday, Oct. 27 we take your questions on Reddit for an Ask Me, well, Us Anything, in conjunction with the Bay Area Science Festival
"15.10.2014 15:27:14" www.kavlifoundation.org Spotlight Live: Coming Soon - Earth-like Planets in Other Solar Systems | The Kavli Foundation ACCORDING TO EVERYTHING WE KNOW about the universe, thousands of Earth-like, habitable planets should exist in other solar systems. With our ability to detect far-away planets getting better by the year, we’re on the verge of being able to tell which TODAY @ 3PM EDT / 12PM PDT: Live Google Hangout organized by the Kavli Foundation: Earth-like Planets in Other Solar Systems.
"24.09.2014 19:03:53" www.nasa.gov NASA Telescopes Find Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Exoplanet Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a gaseous planet outside our solar system. The planet is about the size of Neptune, making it the smal A little space telescope teamwork confirms clear skies and water vapor on this exoplanet 120 light-years from Earth. HAT-P-11b, an exoplanet about four times the size of Earth, is the smallest planet from which molecules of any kind have been detecte
"24.09.2014 00:05:52" www.nasa.gov Mission Manager Update: C1 data on the ground; C2 underway The K2 mission has successfully completed its first official science observations and the data are on the ground! Campaign 2 is underway. We've been a little quiet lately but the spacecraft has been busy! The Kepler spacecraft operating in the two-wheel K2 mode has successfully completed its first official science observations and has begun the second science campaign. Additionally, th
"26.08.2014 18:29:16" How time flies when you're having fun.... Countdown to 2000 days in space!
"19.08.2014 19:59:52" ScienceCasts: Sizing up an Exoplanet Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Astronomers are not only discovering planets around distant suns, they are also starting to measure those worlds wit... "What a difference a few decades makes..." Indeed! NASA Sagan Fellow, Sarah Ballard, sizes up a super-earth called Kepler-93b and Science@NASA explains how. So grab your calipers and get comfortable!
"08.08.2014 18:45:03" www.nasa.gov Kepler Mission Manager Update: K2 collecting data Two-wheel Kepler officially began conducting science observations on May 30 and performance as have spectacular. A new mission manager update is live: K2 is collecting data and performing like a champ! #GoK2
"31.07.2014 15:26:46" Learn about the Mars2020 rover & our #JourneyToMars live at noon ET on NASA TV: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv Timeline Photos Hi Folks! What's next on our journey to explore Mars? Watch today!
"24.07.2014 20:40:25" www.nasa.gov Astronomers Discover Transiting Exoplanet with Longest Known Year Orbiting its host star once every 704 days, Kepler-421b has the longest known year of any transiting exoplanet found to-date. By comparison, Mars orbits our sun once every 780 days. Astronomers find transiting exoplanet with longest known year (704 Earth days) in Kepler data.
"21.07.2014 22:26:23" www.pnas.org Exploring exoplanet populations with NASA’s Kepler Mission Edited by Adam S. Burrows, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, and accepted by the Editorial Board June 3, 2014 (received for review January 15, 2014) Over 3,500 transiting exoplanets have been identified from the analysis of the first 3 years of Kepler data, 100 planets of which are in the habitable zone. In today's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Kepler mission scientist N
"15.07.2014 06:15:49" Space Experts Discuss the Search for Life in the Universe at NASA NASA space-based observatories are making unprecedented new discoveries and revealing worlds never before seen. During a televised panel discussion of leadin... Did you miss the panel discussion on the Search for Life in the Universe today? Here's the event archive, including the question and answer portion of the event.
Thanks to all for engaging and sharing in the discussion! And, for imagining the momen
"14.07.2014 16:45:43" TODAY: Life beyond Earth? We don't know. Experts discuss the search at 2pm ET: http://go.nasa.gov/1q2kwQn Q? #askNASA Timeline Photos TODAY: We have learned that planets are everywhere and that small planets the size of Earth are common but is there life out there? That question remains.
Tune in today at 2p EDT to hear experts discuss the latest on the search for life in the Unive
"11.07.2014 19:02:15" kepler.nasa.gov “Kepler Appreciation Day” in the City of Petaluma At the debut of the MetaQuizzical Café, Lydia's Sunflower Center, July 12, 2014 there was 'A Tribute to the Moon and other Heavenly Bodies' including the awarding of a City of Petaluma proclamation to NASA’s Kepler Mission. July 12 is Kepler Mission Appreciation Day in the City of Petaluma, CA!
City officials and local supporters will mark the day with at an evening event, complete with a new song called "Super Earth." Come out and meet Steve Howell, project scientist
"10.07.2014 18:40:15" www.cfa.harvard.edu Sun-like Stars Reveal Their Ages Defining what makes a star "Sun-like" is as difficult as defining what makes a planet "Earth-like." A solar twin should have a temperature, mass, and spectral type similar to our Sun. Scientists use gyrochronology, or spin-rate of a star, to determine the age of 22 sun-like stars.
"Since stars and planets form together at the same time, by learning a star's age we learn the age of its planets. And since it takes time for life to
"08.07.2014 16:55:40" www.nationalgeographic.com Life Beyond Earth Live Stream Event | Nat Geo Space Join our Live stream event celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Cassini spacecraft. Did you miss last week's National Geographic Channel panel discussion on Life Beyond Earth? Here it is...
"30.06.2014 15:20:32" events.nationalgeographic.com National Geographic Events - Life Beyond Earth: A Celebration on Cassini's Tenth Anniversary Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft's exploration of Saturn and get an update on the search for life elsewhere in the galaxy. For those in the DC area, Kepler Mission Scientist, Natalie Batalha, will be participating in "National Geographic Live! Life Beyond Earth" -- a panel discussion celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Cassini Mission and the search for evidence of l
"02.06.2014 18:23:55" www.nasa.gov Astronomers Confounded By Massive Rocky World Astronomers have discovered a rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size. This discovery has planet formation theorists challenged to explain how such a world could have formed. Astronomers have discovered a rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size. This discovery has planet formation theorists challenged to explain how such a world could have formed.
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"28.05.2014 21:53:15" If you're in Boston next Tuesday night, join us for Science by the Pint.
"27.05.2014 22:49:17" NASA Ames Research Center scientists working with Cassini data have developed a new way to understand the atmospheres of exoplanets by using smog-enshrouded Titan as a stand-in.
"It turns out there's a lot you can learn from looking at a sunset," sa Timeline Photos Scientists are learning about the atmospheres of distant exoplanets with a little help from our neighbors. Thanks, Titan!
"27.05.2014 19:59:07" In Boston next week? Join us for Science in the News (Harvard University) Science by the Pint special event on Tuesday evening.
"23.05.2014 19:11:40" "Exoplanets" was a Jeopardy category this week, and if you follow this Facebook page, you should be able to answer the $1200 clue. Go Julia -- the first contestant to tackle the Exoplanets category (with a smile!). The Exoplanets category is intro