Good heavens! The finds more than double the number of known exoplanets.
What would it take to hide an entire planet? It sounds more like a question posed in an episode of "Star Trek" than in academic discourse, but sometimes the bleeding edge of science blurs with themes found in science fiction.
This was the first time the spacecraft has gone into emergency mode during its seven years in space.
Summer is here and all over the world, people take the roads, airways, exploring the world around them. But our travels aren't just limited to terrestrial destinations this year. Exploration, be it of space or thought is one of the great natural human impulses. It can lead us anywhere, often with the help of mathematics.
“The days of Kepler-432b are numbered,” Mauricio Ortiz, a PhD student at Heidelberg University who led one of the two studies
"Finding Kepler-421b was a stroke of luck," study lead author David Kipping, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
It currently costs about $18 million annually to operate Kepler and analyze its data. The mission has been incredibly successful
Colonize Mars? Meh. While some space enthusiasts are vying for a chance to create a human colony on the Red Planet, others
The new cache of planets is extremely unlikely to harbor imposters, but they are not "confirmed planets," in the traditional
Twenty years ago, we knew nothing about any other worlds outside of our solar system. Now, we've discovered the Milky Way