Kepler

July 9, 2018

Kepler in safe mode amid concerns spacecraft is running out of fuel

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has paused science observations upon receiving indications that the spacecraft may be finally running out of fuel after more than nine […]
April 12, 2016

NASA troubleshoots Kepler spacecraft from 75 million miles away

NASA experienced a close call this weekend with its planet-seeking Kepler space telescope. On April 7th, during a scheduled contact, mission operations engineers discovered that Kepler […]
April 11, 2016

Nasa scrambles to save Kepler spacecraft from state of emergency

Spacecraft, which has detected almost 5,000 planets, remains in lowest operational mode to conserve fuel while Nasa assess issue that began last week Nasa was on […]
April 10, 2016

Kepler mission declares spacecraft emergency

PHOENIX — Spacecraft controllers are working to restore control of NASA’s Kepler astronomy spacecraft after it entered an “emergency mode,” disrupting science observations, the mission’s manager […]
July 18, 2014

NASA More Confident Than Ever That We Are Not Alone

Over the past few years, astronomers have become less and less subtle about hiding their enthusiasm for the prospect that some very big discoveries are just […]
July 16, 2014

Humans Will Prove ‘We Are Not Alone In The Universe’ Within 20 Years

Cambridge, Mass. (CBS CONNECTICUT) – NASA predicts that 100 million worlds in our own Milky Way galaxy may host alien life, and space program scientists estimate that […]
June 24, 2014

Who’s Out There—Someone Could Be!

In the astrobiology game of life, we seem to be winning on three fronts—the biochemical theory game, the numbers game, and gaming with computer simulations. So […]
June 3, 2014

Astronomers find a new type of planet: The 'mega-Earth'

Astronomers announced today that they have discovered a new type of planet — a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth. Theorists believed such […]
April 18, 2014

Is there anybody out there? New planet could hold life

Main Picture: the artist’s concept depicts Kepler-186f , the first validated earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone (Nasa) Kepler-186f is almost exactly […]