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  • Astronomers Photograph a Baby Jupiter in Another Solar System

    Astronomers Photograph a Baby Jupiter in Another Solar System

    Astronomers have taken a photograph of a baby planet beyond the solar system that may reveal clues as to how planets such as Jupiter are formed and influence their planetary siblings, a study released on Thursday shows.

  • Kepler Spacecraft Finds New Super-Earth 180 Light-Years Away

    Kepler Spacecraft Finds New Super-Earth 180 Light-Years Away

    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.

  • NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Given New Mission

    NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Given New Mission

    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.

  • NASA calls off attempts to fix Kepler space telescope

    NASA calls off attempts to fix Kepler space telescope

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

  • NASA's planet-hunting telescope Kepler's days may be over

    NASA's planet-hunting telescope Kepler's days may be over

    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.

  • Earth-like planet found

    Earth-like planet found

    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 other discoveries by its Kepler telescope, which was launched on a planet-hunting mission in 2009.

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