Category Archives: NASA’s Kepler Mission

June 3, 2014 – Astronomers Puzzled Over Massive Far Off Rocky Planet.

June 3, 2014 – Astronomers Confounded By Massive Rocky World: Astronomers have discovered a rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size. This discovery has planet formation theorists challenged … Continue reading

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Weird, Wobbly World Found by Kepler.

February 5, 2014 – Weird, Wobbly World Found by Kepler: Imagine living on a planet with seasons so erratic you would hardly know whether to wear Bermuda shorts or a heavy overcoat. That is the situation on a weird, wobbly … Continue reading

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Space Images: Slideshow – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

June 9, 2013 – NASA Releases New Slideshow of Stunning Space Images:  Click the link below to start the show. The Master of Disaster Space Images: Slideshow – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovered 11 new Planetary Systems.

April 26, 2013 – NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets: These discoveries nearly double the number of verified Kepler planets and triple the number of stars known to have more than one planet … Continue reading

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Sun Storm Forecast – Tiny Chance of Havoc.

March 19, 2013 – Sun Storm Forecast, Tiny Chance of Havoc: In 1859 the Sun erupted, and on Earth wires shot off sparks that shocked telegraph operators and set their paper on fire. Pictured above, green and red auroras appeared … Continue reading

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NASA’s NuSTAR Helps Solve Riddle of Black Hole Spin

February 28, 2013 – NASA’s NuSTAR Helps Solve Riddle of Black Hole Spin: Two X-ray space observatories have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times … Continue reading

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NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Tiny Planet System.

February 22, 2013 – NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Tiny Planet System: NASA‘s Kepler mission scientists have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our sun. The planets are … Continue reading

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Small Planets Don’t Need ‘Heavy Metal’ Stars to Form – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

June 15, 2012 – “Earth’s” Are Every Where:  The formation of small worlds like Earth previously was thought to occur mostly around stars rich in heavy elements such as iron and silicon. However, new ground-based observations, combined with data collected … Continue reading

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