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Planet-hunting Kepler probe now has new mission

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 20:16

NASA is planning to assign a new mission to its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope after a positioning system problem sidelined it last year.

`Upside-down planet’ reveals new method of studying binary star systems

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:32

A student astronomer at the University of Washington has found an ‘upside-down planet’ which may pave way for new method of studying binary star systems.

Kepler space telescope discovers wobbly planet

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 12:16

NASA`s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found a unique planet which wobbles on its axis - causing weather conditions to be highly erratic.

How circumbinary planets form revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 15:32

Researchers using Kepler space telescope have discovered how circumbinary planets form.

One in five Milky Way stars may have Earth-like planets: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 09:28

One out of every five sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy has a planet about the size of Earth that is properly positioned for water, a key ingredient for life, a study released on Monday showed.

China condemns NASA over conference ban

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 23:03

The US space agency NASA’s decision to ban Chinese scientists from attending a conference in the United States next month has been condemned by China.

Twinkle twinkle little star tell me whether habitable you are!

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 15:03

NASA`s Kepler space telescope has linked the patterns of stars` flicker to the amount of boiling taking place there, an important indicator of its size, mass and evolutionary state.

NASA calls off attempts to fix Kepler space telescope

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 09:22

The Kepler space telescope`s planet-hunting days are over because its broken positioning system cannot be fixed, NASA officials said on Thursday.

Kepler planet hunter spacecraft is beyond repair: NASA

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 09:58

NASA said today it cannot fix its hobbled planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and is considering what sort of scientific research it might be able to do at half-capacity.

NASA`s Kepler space telescope could soon be shut down permanently

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 14:23

The Kepler space telescope - NASA`s primary instrument for detecting planets beyond our solar system-had suffered a critical failure and could soon be shut down permanently.

NASA’s Kepler space telescope suffers malfunction

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 10:02

NASA announced on Wednesday that Kepler spacecraft has been shut down due to the failure of one of the reaction wheels that keep it pointed.

Two new exoplanets identified

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 13:47

These planets, named KOI-200b and KOI-889b, are among the first detected with the new high-accuracy spectrograph HARPS-N.