Posts Tagged ‘Kepler Space Telescope’

Kepler Telescope Can’t Be Fixed

The Kepler telescope’s field of view includes about 150,000 stars in the Cygnus and Lyra constellations in the Milky Way. Courtesy Carter Roberts, NASA/Ames Research Center The planet hunting community is mourning the loss of the Kepler Space Telescope, and… Read the rest >>
 

Marcy Searches For Alien Life

Astronomer and world-famous planet hunter Geoff Marcy is not just searching for extrasolar planets these days. Now he’s looking for signs of alien civilizations. The Washington Post and other media announced today that Marcy received a $200,000 grant from the… Read the rest >>
 

Kepler Mission Endangered

Courtesy of NASA/Ames Research Center Oh no. The Kepler Space Telescope — responsible for detecting 135 confirmed planets and over 3,500 planet candidates — is malfunctioning and has shut down. The problem stems from a faulty reaction wheel that keeps… Read the rest >>
 

Planets Galore!

The planet Kepler 10-b Planets are everywhere! A team of scientists operating NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope announced the detection of an astounding number of new planets — 1,235. In a front page article in the New York Times, reporter Dennis… Read the rest >>
 

Presentation at The Quogue Library, Quogue, NY

What a beautiful library, and what terrific programs for children and adults! I spoke to a large group of children, teens, and adults about astronomy, planet hunting, going to Hawaii, the Kepler space telescope, and searching for life on other… Read the rest >>