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.

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.

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.

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.

NASA’s Kepler discovers ‘invisible’ world

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

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.

Electronic glitch to halt NASA’s planet hunting mission

NASA’s Kepler mission, which would search for planets around other stars, is unlikely to detect any Earth-like exoplanets before 2011 due to an electronic glitch.