Posts Tagged ‘Kepler’

Planets Galore!

Well-known planet hunter Geoff Marcy and scientists from the University of California, Berkeley ([U.C. Berkeley] and the University of Hawaii, Manoa announced exciting news yesterday.  By computing data from the Kepler Space Mission, they figured out the number of Earth-like… Read the rest >>
 

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 >>