Kepler

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