Kepler

'Goldilocks World' Is Most Earth-Like Planet Found Outside Solar System

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Tech

A newly discovered rocky planet may be the most Earth-like yet found in another solar system, scientists believe. Kepler-186f is almost exactly the...

Scientists Discover Most 'Earth-Like' Planet...

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have found the most Earth-like planet outside our solar system so far. Unfortunately it's searingly hot, covered in lava and orbits its Sun...

Nasa Gives Up On Repairs To Planet-Hunting Satellite

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Tech

Bad news from space: after months of analysis, Nasa has abandoned repairs to its Kepler Space Telescope. But the good news is that even in its hobb...

Is This End Of Kepler?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa's search for Earth-like planets outside our solar system suffered a potentially catastrophic setback as its Kepler telescope broke down in orbit ...

Einstein's Theory Used To Discover New Planet

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech

Despite being over 100 years old, Einstein's theory of relativity is still inspiring advances in astronomy. The latest breakthrough is an entirely ...

Could This Alien Solar System Contain Two 'Earths'?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered two planets potentially able to support life in the same solar system - raising the tantalising possibility of two alien w...

Alien Super-Earth Could Host Species Of 'Very Clever Dolphins'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Tech

A newly-discovered alien world which looks unsettlingly like Earth could be a "prime candidate" for hosting life, scientists have said. And while i...

One World, Two Suns: Nasa Finds Real-Life Tatooine Sunrise

Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Tech

One planet orbiting two stars is an image familiar from Star Wars - but now Nasa says they've discovered one for real. The space agency's Kepler mi...

Nasa's Kepler Finds 11 Planetary Systems Hosting 26 Planets

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Tech

Eleven new planetary systems containing 26 confirmed new planets are all in a day's work for Nasa's Kepler mission. The gob-smacking discoveries j...

Kepler Telescope Discovers Two Earth-Sized Planets Outside Solar System

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

Scientists have discovered two earth-sized rocky planets orbiting a distant star. Kepler 20f, one of the exoplanets (planets outside the solar sys...

Astronomers Discover Earth-Like Planet In 'Habitable' Zone

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered an Earth-like planet located in the "goldilocks" or "Habitable" zone, suitable for life. Kepler 22-b, located 600 light...

VIDEO: Nasa Finds 'Star Wars' Planet With A Double Sunset

Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Tech

US space agency Nasa has found a world with a double sunset, conjuring up an image of Luke Skywalker's home 'Tatooine' in Star Wars. The "circumbi...