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New Planet-Hunting Space Telescope is Already Finding New Worlds

NASA is on a long-term hunt for planets like Earth, and with the long-running Kepler planet-hunter mission running ... And as telescopes on the ground and in space follow up, our galactic neighborhood ... read more

TESS, NASA’s newest planet hunter, will launch Monday night - if all goes well

TESS is intended as a high-powered successor to the Kepler space telescope, which has orbited the sun alongside the Earth for the past 10 years and detected most of the exoplanets currently known to s... read more

Exoplanets 20/20: Looking back to the future

The planet, called 51 Pegasi b, would open a new era in humanity's exploration of our galactic neighborhood ... the launch of the Kepler Space Telescope in 2009. This spacecraft nestled into an Earth- ... read more

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Exoplanets hint at super-advanced civilisations billions of years older than Earth

The system's parent star, named Kepler-444, is 117 light years from Earth and ... despite the existence of hundreds of billions of exosolar systems in our galactic neighborhood in which life might evo... read more

Your 7-Step Guide to the Shadow Universe

Given the vastness of the cosmos–and given how little of it humans ... Time to come to terms, then, with the new reality about our place in the universe. Here are seven key things every informed citiz... read more

Amateurs find the 'HOLY GRAIL' supernova – right on our doorstep

Pics Exploding stars aren't an uncommon event in a universe with billions upon billions of stars in billions upon billions of galaxies – but catching an explosion in the act on our galactic doorstep . ... read more

Penn State Professor Leads Astronomy Research Team In Search For Aliens

She explained the magnitude and the vastness of the data being collected by the Kepler telescope ... up for a galactic battle, Cartier broke my heart, saying that it’s probably not an alien megastruct... read more

What Was ‘Star Wars’ Like In 1977?

The vastness of the thing! I remember shivers racing through my body. That had never happened to me in a movie before, at least not that at that degree of intensity. I don’t need to recount the plot f... read more

Violent 'superflares' are destroying Kepler-438b's atmosphere

The planet Kepler-438b, located in the constellation Lyra about 470 light-years from Earth, is both similar in size and temperature to the Earth. But it is in closer proximity to its red dwarf than th... read more

Imaging the Milky Way

Our solar system is located about 26,000 light years from the galactic center. We’re located in a comfortable middle-class neighborhood ... ever find yourself in a dark sky location, get your eyes tho... read more

A down-to-Earth approach to understanding gravity

Extensive astronomical observations by Galileo and Tycho Brahe laid the foundations for Kepler to formulate his laws of planetary ... London, hopes to simplify our understanding of gravity by going ba... read more

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