WASHINGTON (AP) — Our galaxy is looking far more crowded. NASA has confirmed a bonanza of 715 newly discovered planets outside our solar system. Scientists using the planet-hunting Kepler telescope have nearly doubled the number […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit […]
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA called off all attempts to fix its crippled Kepler space telescope Thursday. But it’s not quite ready to call it quits on the remarkable, robotic planet hunter. Officials said […]
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (AP) — NASA says it will try to fix its space telescope that hunts for planets outside our solar system. Recovery efforts to save the $600 million mission began Thursday and will […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing a mission that opened up whole new possibilities on life outside the solar system. If engineers can’t find a fix, the malfunction could […]
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Astronomers estimate one in six stars in our Milky Way galaxy has a planet the size of Earth orbiting it. That translates to at least 17 billion Earth-size planets.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The first discovery of two planets orbiting a pair of stars 5,000 light years away was announced today by a team led by a San Diego State University astronomy professor. The […]