Alien Civilization Might Be Behind The Mysterious Dips In The Light Of Two Distant Stars

Astronomers have discovered that a couple of stars approximately 360 light-years away experienced 28 dips in their light during 87 days. These features would usually point to an orbiting system of planets,... Read more »

Low-Mass Star Spotted By Astronomers Presents Some Puzzling Characteristics

The low-mass star that was recently detected by an international team of astronomers, codenamed EPIC 204376071, presents some puzzling characteristics. According to the scientists who spotted it, the star shows a deep,... Read more »

Kepler Space Telescope Ended Its Exoplanet Hunt, Not Before Sending The Last Set of Data To Earth

After about ten years during which Kepler Space Telescope, the most successful exoplanet hunter at the moment, discovered thousands of distant planets using the transient method, the spacecraft ended its mission and... Read more »

NASA is Shutting Down Kepler Space Telescope

Kepler Space Telescope is one of the most successful instruments ever used to study planets and the outer space. Over the years, NASA made some outstanding discoveries thanks to it, but, just... Read more »

Kepler Space Telescope Died After More Than 9 Years of Observations

The old planet-hunting telescope has just passed away, stated NASA in an official announcement on 30 October, almost 10 years after being sent to space. Kepler has performed an excellent job for... Read more »

The Newest Planet Hunter Found Two Possible Exoplanets

The leader of the TESS mission, MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager had an exciting announcement. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has successfully started its operations and already found two new exoplanet candidates,... Read more »

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 »

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Woken Up From “Sleep Mode” For Its Last Mission

The NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope never ceases to amaze us. The spacecraft has been on its 19th mission since August 29th as it was woken up from his “sleep mode,” even though... Read more »