Kepler is a planet-hunting powerhouse

Kepler is the plucky little spacecraft that taught us that planets are everywhere. It captured the imagination of farmers, citizen-scientists, and astronomers alike. This is the story of Kepler: a celebration of turning the theories of planetary science upside-down. » 3/14/14 11:40am 3/14/14 11:40am

Astronomers have discovered the first four exoplanets of 2012

2011 was a great year in the search for exoplanets, and it looks like 2012 is shaping up to be pretty fruitful, as well. Yesterday morning, just four days into the new year, astronomers announced the discovery of four massive new alien worlds, each one orbiting a star of its own. » 1/05/12 7:20am 1/05/12 7:20am