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Does Planet Kepler-62e & Kepler-62f sustain life?

The search for a far-off twin of Earth has turned up two of the most intriguing candidates yet. Planet Kepler-62e and Planet Kepler-62f Scientists say these new worlds are the right size and distance from their parent star, so that you might expect to find liquid water on their surface. With water comes the possibility bacteria and [...]

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3D photo from Mars

NASA’s latest photo taken by the space rover ‘Curiosity’ on the red planet (coming to you in 3D) This 3-D image from NASA’s Curiosity was taken from the rover’s Bradbury Landing site inside Gale Crater, Mars, using the left and right eyes of its Navigation camera. Between the rover on the right, and its shadow [...]

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Watch the Mars Landing online

It’s a big day tomorrow for Earthlings as they await the landing of NASA’s space rover ‘Curiosity’. Curiosity will look for “the ingredients of life”, the essential molecules and elements that go into living things. The landing will mark the beginning of a two-year prime mission to investigate Mars and is due to land on Monday, August [...]

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Kepler Facts & Planet sizes

The image below highlights all of the planets found by the Kepler telescope thus far. Take note of their size relevant to Planet Earth:

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Kepler 30 Solar System

Introducing the Planet Kepler 30 solar system… Astronomers have discovered an alien solar system whose planets are arranged much like those in our own solar system, a find that suggests most planetary systems start out looking the same, scientists say. Researchers studying the star system Kepler-30, which is 10,000 light-years from Earth, found that its [...]

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Planet Kepler 34 & 35

Until now such a circumbinary planet‘s (a planet orbiting two stars) has only been known of in science fiction. One such example is ”Tatooine” in the film Star Wars. Using public data attained from NASA’s Kepler mission, astronomers announced the discovery of two new ‘double-star’ planet systems – Kepler-34 and Kepler-35. This was announced at the 219th meeting of the American Astronomical [...]

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First Inhabitable, Earth-like planet to be spotted in 2013?

Astronomers believe 2013 may be the year when the first “Earth twin,” or truly Earth-like alien planet, may be spotted. While astronomers found exoplanets in the last few years that share key characteristics with our own world, a true “alien Earth” has yet to be found, Space.com reported. “I’m very positive that the first Earth [...]

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Planet Kepler 20F

‘Planet Kepler’ is celebrating after NASA announced the discovery of two new Planets with the Kepler telescope earlier this evening. (Artists impression of Planet Kepler 20F) Kepler 20-F and 20-e are both ‘Earth-sized planets’ orbiting their (sun like) star. However, unlike Kepler 22-b (announced by NASA on the 5th December) the two newly found planets [...]

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Planet Kepler Teleconference today

NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 p.m. EST (7pm GMT), today (Tuesday, Dec. 20). The teleconference will announce new discoveries by the Kepler mission. The teleconference participants are: – Nick Gautier, Kepler project scientist, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. – Francois Fressin, lead author, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, [...]

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NASA plan to attain samples from Comets

NASA is testing a new harpoon to collect surface samples off asteroids and comets. NASA plan to attain subsurface samples by shooting a harpoon like device from a space craft into a comet.

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