The youngest known planet has recently been detected by Kepler spacecraft, the exoplanet formed long after the dinosaurs died, and can help scientists know more about planetary formation.
NASA's ongoing Kepler missions have provided the space station with an astounding number of newly discovered planets. The Kepler mission brought in about 1,284 new planets in total, being the largest number of verified planets to date.
A little telescope called TRAPPIST discovered exoplanets that Kepler failed to recognize.
NASA’s spacecraft for planet hunting, Kepler, has been declared as mission emergency after it switched into emergency mode. NASA engineers found the irregularity just a few days ago; right before they tried to maneuver the spacecraft to point towards the Milky Way’s center, for a new observation...
It turns out that half of Kepler's exoplanet candidates may be false positives. New research reveals that 52.3 percent of the found exoplanets were actually eclipsing binaries, while 2.3 percent were brown dwarfs.
Have we finally detected intelligent alien life? That may be the case, thanks to Kepler.
Scientists have discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young solar system that may actually tell researchers a bit more about how planets formed around our own sun.
Scientists have discovered an unusual new exoplanet that orbits two stars instead of one. The new finding is only the 10th "circumbinary" planet that's been discovered by NASA's Kepler Mission.
NASA's Kepler Mission has officially discovered the first near-Earth-size planet in the "habitable" zone around its sun-like star.
Engineers at NASA and Ball Aerospace & Technologies have their fingers crossed they’ll be able to restart the stricken Kepler space observatory, which has been in hibernation mode since May 15. If they can’t, the telescope’s haul of planet candidates – 3,277 at the last count and including m...
Kepler mission scientists announced Monday that a new batch of analysis yielded 461 more exoplanet candidates - and that is from within a relatively small cross-section of our galaxy, bringing the total number of potential planets awaiting confirmation to 2,740. Of the several dozen Earth-sized plan...