The Kepler mission, which is responsible for the majority of exoplanet discoveries, is running out of fuel and will be making its final discoveries over the next few months.
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A team of astronomers recently discovered a system of three exoplanets that are just 100 light years from Earth, making them ideal for future studies
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In the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI), a team of astronomers recently searched through the Kepler field to look for signatures of technologically-advanced civilizations.
A new study by an astrophysicists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research shows that the first exomoon ever discovered could actually be a gas giant moon!
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A new study by an international team of researchers has proposed a new theory about Tabby’s Star, indicating that it be due to an uneven dust cloud orbiting the star
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Relying on Kepler data, a recent study led by researchers from the University of Columbia has turned up the first exomoon candidate!
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The Kepler space observatory has made some interesting finds since it began its mission back in March of 2009. Even after the mission suffered the loss of two reaction wheels, it has continued to make discoveries as part of its K2 mission. All told, the Kepler and K2 missions have detected a total of 5,106 […]
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The latest catalog to be released by the Kepler mission features and additional 10 potentially-habitable planets, and has led to some interesting conclusions about those that have been discovered so far.
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