Kepler

Google AI that helped NASA find exoplanets now open for all

Google AI that helped NASA find exoplanets now open for all

Google hopes the open-sourced code will prove a useful starting point for developing similar models for other NASA missions, like K2 (Kepler's second mission) and the upcoming "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite" mission.

Mar 12, 2018, 17:06 PM IST
Big Kepler revelation: NASA discovers a solar system just like ours with eight planets

Big Kepler revelation: NASA discovers a solar system just like ours with eight planets

Sitting around a Sun-like star 2,545 light years away in the constellation Draco, Kepler-90i – like Earth – is also the third rock from its sun - though it sits much closer, circling its star every 14.4 days.

Dec 15, 2017, 08:35 AM IST
Transiting exoplanets cause their ultra-cool host – TRAPPIST-1 – to change its brightness!

Transiting exoplanets cause their ultra-cool host – TRAPPIST-1 – to change its brightness!

Kepler has managed to detect a change in brightness when a planet passes in front of a star from the vantage point of the telescope.

Mar 12, 2017, 22:09 PM IST
Discovered – Astronomers find 24 new isolated 'Hot Earth' exoplanets!

Discovered – Astronomers find 24 new isolated 'Hot Earth' exoplanets!

Hot Earths are Earth-sized exoplanets that exist close to their stars, making them unlikely to support life. 

Oct 13, 2016, 11:58 AM IST
More than 100 exoplanets confirmed during NASA's Kepler K2 mission!

More than 100 exoplanets confirmed during NASA's Kepler K2 mission!

A planetary system comprising four promising planets that could be rocky have also been confirmed.

Jul 19, 2016, 09:10 AM IST
Wow! NASA’s Kepler mission makes big announcement; verifies 1,284 planets!

Wow! NASA’s Kepler mission makes big announcement; verifies 1,284 planets!

Whether it is a new planet, a number of stars – even exploding ones – or a circumbinary planet, Kepler has never failed to disappoint the curious minds of space enthusiasts.

May 11, 2016, 02:54 AM IST
NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new 'hot Jupiter'

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new 'hot Jupiter'

The astronomers also used three different ground-based spectrographs to conduct high-resolution spectroscopic observations of K2-29b, in order to definitely verify it as a "hot Jupiter."

Apr 14, 2016, 18:07 PM IST
Astronomers discover stripped Hot Super-Earths!

Astronomers discover stripped Hot Super-Earths!

Researchers used asteroseismology to study the internal properties of these planets and their stars to a level that are unseen before.

Apr 11, 2016, 23:54 PM IST
Earth is special, indeed

Earth is special, indeed

The team discovered that if you bring the model forward 13.8 billion, none of the known 700 quintillion possible planets look like Earth.  

Feb 21, 2016, 15:26 PM IST

NASA's Kepler identifies new 'circumbinary' planet orbiting two stars

 NASA's Kepler has detected a new "circumbinary" planet orbiting a pair of stars.

Aug 11, 2015, 11:28 AM IST

Watch: 15 reports from 15 cities

15 reports from 15 cities on Zee News.

Jul 24, 2015, 20:58 PM IST

NASA's Kepler mission discovers Earth-like planet

NASA on Thursday confirmed the discovery of the first near-Earth-size planet, Kepler-452b, in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star by its Kelper Telescope.

Jul 24, 2015, 15:20 PM IST
NASA’s Kepler mission confirms first Earth-sized planet around sun-like star

NASA’s Kepler mission confirms first Earth-sized planet around sun-like star

NASA on Thursday confirmed the discovery of the first near-Earth-size planet, Kepler-452b, in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star by its Kelper Telescope.

Jul 23, 2015, 22:13 PM IST
Earth-like planet discovered? NASA to make big announcement today

Earth-like planet discovered? NASA to make big announcement today

US space agency NASA has likely discovered 'another earth' orbiting a star. The discovery is an important step in NASA's attempts to find life outside earth.

Jul 23, 2015, 10:46 AM IST
Kepler exoplanet tally passes 1,000: NASA

Kepler exoplanet tally passes 1,000: NASA

NASA's venerable Kepler space telescope's count of exoplanets has passed the magic 1,000 mark, including eight new planets and 544 candidate planets.

Jan 11, 2015, 17:49 PM IST
NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers eight new planets in the habitable zone

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers eight new planets in the habitable zone

The search for Earth-like planets has moved a step further with astronomers discovering eight new planets orbiting in the habitable zone called “Goldilocks zone” of their host stars.

Jan 07, 2015, 00:57 AM IST
How some ancient stars met with an unusual death

How some ancient stars met with an unusual death

In a first, researchers have discovered that certain primordial stars - those between 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun - may have died unusually by exploding completely and leaving no remnant black hole behind.

Sep 30, 2014, 11:20 AM IST

Planet hunters find Earth-like twin beyond the solar system

For the first time, scientists have found a planet beyond the solar system that not only is the same size as Earth, but has the same proportions of iron and rock, a key step in an ongoing quest to find potentially habitable sister worlds.

Oct 31, 2013, 09:15 AM IST

NASA’s Kepler discovers ‘invisible’ world

Astronomers believe that they have found an invisible world after detecting a planet.

Sep 09, 2011, 16:19 PM IST

Five exoplanets identified by Kepler space telescope: NASA

Five new exoplanets -- earth-size
planets in the habitable zone of sun-like stars -- have been
discovered by NASA scientists.

Jan 05, 2010, 21:00 PM IST