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About Kepler Mission

Kepler Mission is a search other Earth-like planets undertaken by NASA. In March 09, the mission blasted off successfully and launched into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, US, aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II. By mid-April 09, the mission began hunt for planets like Earth.

Kepler Mission in News

Stars with heavy metal content not needed to form small 'Earth-like' planets
Earlier it was thought the small worlds like Earth form mostly around stars rich in heavy elements such as iron and silicon.

Stars with heavy metal content not needed to form small 'Earth-like' planets
Earlier it was thought the small worlds like Earth form mostly around stars rich in heavy elements such as iron and silicon.

'Hot Jupiters' most likely to be lonely
"Hot Jupiter-type" planets are most likely to be alone in their systems, say astronomers.

'Hot Jupiters' probably oust earth-like planets
In the hunt for Earth-like planets, it is helpful to seek clues and patterns that can aid scientist narrow down the types of systems where potentially habitable planets are likely to be discovered.

11 new solar systems hosting 26 planets discovered
The Kepler space telescope science team has confirmed the discovery of 11 star systems piled with 26 exoplanets.

2 Jupiter-sized planets orbiting double suns discovered
Astronomers have discovered two new low-density planets called Kepler-34b and Kepler-35b orbiting a binary star system.

3 smallest planets outside solar system found
A team of astronomers has discovered the three smallest confirmed planets ever detected outside our solar system.

'Habitable' Earth-like planet orbiting Sun-like star
A 'habitable' earth-like planet, which is orbiting around a sun-like star 600 light years away, has been discovered in our galaxy for the first time, researchers say.

18 new planets 'more massive than the sun' discovered
Using twin telescopes at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, astronomers have discovered 18 new Jupiter-like planets orbiting massive stars.

Now, download NASA's historical sound bites as ringtones, alarms
Space buffs rejoice. Soon, you can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil Armstrong's, "One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind", every time you get a phone call.

Citizen scientists discover 2 new potential alien planets
So called 'citizen scientists' have discovered two new potential planets that were previously shunned as non-promising candidates by NASA, astronomers at Yale University have announced.

New device to help confirm Kepler's planetary candidates
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is part of an international collaboration building a new instrument called HARPS-North, which will complement Kepler by helping to confirm and characterize Kepler's planetary candidates.

Hot Jupiter exoplanet discovery sheds light on evolution of planetary systems
New findings suggest that the discovery of a hot Jupiter exoplanet that transfers orbital momentum to its host star may hold the key to a clearer understanding of the evolution of common planetary systems.

Smallest rocky planet outside solar system found
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered its first rocky planet, called Kepler-10b.

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