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Distant solar system mirrors our own

Planets orbiting a sun-like star exhibit the closest layout to that of our own solar system yet seen. The system known as ‘Kepler 30′ contains a trio …

Kepler telescope eyes disintegrating planet

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has found a planet being destroyed by the heat of its own parent star. The 1500-light-year distant object has a long tai…

Kepler finds alien planet in Goldilocks zone

Kepler-22b is at just the right distance from its star for liquid water to exist on its surface. It is one of the most tantalising and promising plane…

Blisteringly hot alien planet found

A planet so hot that iron would melt on its surface has been discovered orbiting a distant star. Kepler-21b is only slightly larger than the Earth but…

Two planets discovered sharing one orbit

Kepler has found something unlike anything seen before – two planets sharing the same orbit. The two planets orbit their parent star every 9.8 days bu…

Planet discovery rekindles ET life debate

Recent discoveries of planets outside our solar system make finding alien life seem more and more likely. NASA’s Kepler telescope has detected over 12…

500m planets in our galaxy could support life

Data from NASA’s Kepler telescope suggests there are 50 billion planets in the Milky Way. To date Kepler has discovered 1,235 planets with 54 of those…

Kepler discovers its first rocky planet

NASA’s Kepler telescope has discovered the smallest known planet outside our Solar System. After eight months of data collection by NASA’s Kepler Tele…

Five Hot Exoplanets Discovered

NASA’s Kepler space telescope mission is sending back data on exoplanets we’ve never seen before. Five new planets that the probe recently discovered are large planets that revolve close to their stars, making it easier for us to see them. The smallest of the new planets is about the same size as Neptune, though much more [...]