NASA’s Kepler Just Woke Up, Ready to Hunt For More Planets

Guess who’s up and running again? NASA has announced on 5 September that their old planet-hunting spacecraft, Kepler, is now awake from its hibernation and sessions of repair, ready to scan the... Read more »

Study Shows There Are Many ‘Water Worlds’ Outside Our Solar System

A study which analyzed data from the Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission shows that there are many exoplanets bigger than Earth that have a vast amount of water. This discovery... Read more »

NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Has Officially Begun the Hunt for Exoplanets

It’s been a while since NASA launched TESS, which stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. But before getting ready to officially begin looking for planets outside our solar system, TESS had to... Read more »

NASA’s Planet Hunter TESS Will Begin Work This Month

The newest satellite sent into space to hunt for alien worlds will begin the search before the end of July. TESS, short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, was launched to the Earth’s... Read more »

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Is Slowly Dying As It Remains Out Of Fuel

After finding thousands of exoplanets since it was launched into space in 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope reached the end of its life. It is not time to retire, according to NASA’s... Read more »

There Are 121 Gas Giants With Habitable Moons

After NASA’s Kepler telescope was launched in 2009, it started identifying exoplanets that orbit other stars. Until now, astronomers used it to find more than 2,000 planets. The main mission of the... Read more »

Astronomers Believe There Are 121 Planets With Habitable Moons. Will They Also Find Signs of Alien Life?

Over 100 planets have moons that could be inhabited, found astronomers. They were looking into the cosmos to detect signs of extraterrestrial life. NASA launched the Kepler space telescope in 2009, and... Read more »

TESS Is Going to Be Launched Today to Seek Other Earth-Like Worlds

NASA’s spacecraft built to scan over 200,000 bright stars and the planets around them is going to be launched today at 6:32 PM – 2232 GMT at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft... Read more »

NASA Continues The Hunt For New Planets With Its TESS Mission

The Transition Exoplanet Survey Sattelite aka TESS will be used by NASA to discover new planets. TESS is set for launch Monday afternoon on April 16. The spacecraft will scan the sky... Read more »

The Mystery Behind a Star Explosion is Now Solved by Kepler

Most people have heard about star explosions, but a few know that this phenomenon is actually called Supernova. This stage marks a massive star’s end; astronomers say that throughout the universe, a... Read more »