Terrestrial planet

This artist's rendition provided by NASA shows Kepler-69c, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star like our sun, located about 2,700 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. (AP Photo/NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech)

Study: 8.8 billion Earth-size, just-right planets

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 […]

11/04/2013

Kepler space telescope

NASA gives up fixing planet-hunting telescope

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 […]

08/15/2013

This artist rendering released by NASA shows a planet outside the solar system that was detected by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA tries to save planet-hunting telescope

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 […]

07/18/2013

Kepler space telescope

NASA telescope’s planet-hunting days may be over

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 […]

05/15/2013

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