Kepler’s astounding haul of multiple-planet systems


NASA‘s Kepler spacecraft is proving itself to be a prolific planet hunter. Within just the first four months of data, astronomers have found evidence for more than 1,200 planetary candidates. Of those, 408 reside in…

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Student’s prediction points the way to hot, dense super-Earth


A planet that we thought we knew turns out to be rather different than first suspected. Our revised view comes from new data released today by an international team of astronomers. They made their observations…

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