NASA Confirms the Existence of 715 New Exoplanets

Using a new verification technique, Kepler scientists have confirmed the existence of 715 new exoplanets — four of which are located within their star's habitable zone. It's the single largest windfall of new confirmations at any one time. » 2/26/14 12:10pm 2/26/14 12:10pm

The Kepler Space Telescope has lived to see another day – and planet!

It would appear that news of Kepler's demise has been greatly exaggerated. The planet-hunting space telescope, which suffered a major malfunction last May, is back online — and it's already managed to observe another planet. » 2/07/14 4:40pm 2/07/14 4:40pm

Revisiting Kepler’s Most Mind-Blowing Discoveries

NASA’s Kepler space telescope is busted and it may never work normally again. But during its four years of exemplary service, the planet-hunting telescope provided astronomers with an unprecedented glimpse into the Milky Way. Here are the most incredible discoveries made by Kepler. » 5/17/13 9:00am 5/17/13 9:00am

All 1,200 newly discovered exoplanets orbiting in one gigantic solar…

This amazing video brings together all 1,236 exoplanet candidates that the Kepler telescope has spotted, and it imagines how they would look all together in a single solar system. All the planets are to scale and in the correct relative positions to their star. Prepare to be blown away by just how crowded our galaxy… » 2/08/11 4:30pm 2/08/11 4:30pm