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NASA Reacts to European Discovery of Earth Size Planet, Embarrassment?

NASA issues a statement about the Alpha Centuri Exoplanet Discovery, are they a little embarrassed? As reported by KnowledgeOrb earlier this week an Earth sized exoplanet was discovered orbiting our…

Earth Sized Exoplanet Found just 4.4 light years away

Our closest neighbor has an Earth sized planet orbiting it. (Update – 10/20/12 – NASA issues statement about Exoplanet Discovery. See KnowledgeOrb Article – Did NASA miss an obvious place…

Kepler Failure Interrupts Science Data Collection

Kepler Hardware Failure causes it to temporarily stop observations The Kepler Satellite, known for many discoveries of planets outside of our solar system, has experienced the failure of one of…

NASA’s Kepler Mission Extended to 2016

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA’s Kepler mission has been approved for extension through fiscal year 2016 based on a recommendation from the Agency’s Senior Review of its operating missions.. The…

New planet in habitable zone found, could harbor life!

New planet best example yet of planet in habitable zone. An International research team analyzed data from the European Southern Observatory about a star known as GJ 667C. The researchers…

Kepler Announces 11 Planetary Systems Hosting 26 Planets

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets MOFFET FIELD, Calif. (NASA)–  These discoveries nearly double the number of verified planets and triple the number…

NASAs Kepler Finds First Earth Sized Planets

Kepler Finds First Earth-Size Planets Beyond Our Solar System Found MOFFET FIELD, Calif. — The Kepler mission discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system….

Kepler finds planet within the Habitable Zone!

First planet in zone that could support life found (Source – NASA): This diagram compares our own solar system to Kepler-22, a star system containing the first “habitable zone” planet…