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

Hell Yes: NASA Aims to Revive Kepler Mission with Clever Plan

The Kepler telescope was relieved of planet-hunting duties back in August, when researchers determined that failed alignment hardware, necessary for the spacecraft's proper function, was beyond saving. At the time, NASA said it was open to ideas on how the otherwise functional spacecraft might be put to new use. Now,… » 11/27/13 7:40am 11/27/13 7:40am