The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will continue the mission originally performed by Kepler. But this time, NASA claims that TESS posses the technology to find Earth-like planets which might harbour life.
NASA announced on Tuesday the discovery of 1,284 new planets, with nine in the so-called habitable zone, with the aid of the Kepler space telescope.
Mayday, mayday! We have trouble in space. NASA's exoplanet hunter, Kepler, which is stationed 75 million miles away from home, malfunctions. In a routine scheduled contact, the Kepler entered into Emergency Mode, alarming NASA's engineers.
It looks like the planet Earth is going to need a bigger family tree... NASA recently announced that their planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope (KST) has discovered the most Earth-like planet ever seen - the latest addition to a list of 12 exceptionally promising and potentially habitable worlds.
How have our expectations changed in the last 15-20 years? One of our writers talks about microbes, what we've learned from the Southern Ocean, and space explorations in our near future.
Our own Milky Way galaxy harbors thousands of potentially habitable planets, telling scientists that in the search for life not on Earth, they should be looking a little closer to home.
A team of astronomers has discovered a rare planet called Kepler-432b that boasts some extreme seasons unlike Earth's own spring, summer, fall and winter, new research finds.
NASA's Kepler satellite has discovered a new star system that boasts five Earth-sized planets, dating back to the dawn of our own Milky Way galaxy, new research shows.
NASA's planet hunting Kepler Space Telescope is on a roll! The telescope has monitored more than 150,000 stars beyond our solar system since its launch, and has highlighted more than 4,000 candidate exoplanets for further analysis. As of Tuesday, NASA announced the verification of the 1000th of those worlds, adding to the "Kepler Hall of Fame."
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope finally had an opportunity to prove its worth after it recently discovered a brand-new exoplanet. This is after the spacecraft telescope saw difficulties just last year that forced it to abandon its initial mission.
NASA plans to put its planet-hunting Kepler telescope back on the job. The space agency approved Kepler for a new mission after a positioning system problem sidelined the observatory last year, officials said on Friday.
NASA announced Wednesday that it has found 715 planets outside our solar system. Four of the newly-discovered planets belong to the "habitable zone," meaning that they have the potential to support life.
Despite their alluring pull on planets, especially those in a class called hot Jupiters, a new study by NASA scientists suggests that stars are not in the habit of consuming them.
John Gizis of the University of Delaware has his eye on what he says is a highly unusual dwarf star that may hold clues into the likelihood of finding life on other planets as well as the behavior of the Sun.