World News | Dennis Overbye, The New York Times | Friday December 19, 2014
A year and a half after an equipment failure threatened to derail its epochal search for worlds beyond our solar system, NASA's Kepler spacecraft has bagged another planet, astronomers announced on Thursday.
World News | Reuters | Saturday May 17, 2014
NASA plans to revive its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope for a new mission after a positioning system problem sidelined the observatory last year, officials said on Friday.
World News | Reuters | Friday August 16, 2013
The Kepler space telescope's planet-hunting days are over because its broken positioning system cannot be fixed, NASA officials said on Thursday.
World News | Reuters | Thursday May 16, 2013
NASA's first telescope dispatched to hunt for Earth-like planets that may support life elsewhere in the universe has lost use of its positioning system, threatening its mission, officials said on Wednesday.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday December 6, 2011
A newly discovered planet is eerily similar to Earth and is sitting outside our solar system in what seems to be the ideal place for life, except for one hitch. It's a bit too big. The planet's confirmation was announced Monday by NASA along with oth...