Kepler mission - updates

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NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:24 AM

The 10 new Earth size planets bring the total to 50 that exist in habitable zones around the galaxy

MORE EXOPLANETS. NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Found: 'Bigger, older' Earth-like planet

Jul 24, 2015 - 12:00 AM

UPDATED A planet orbiting a Sun like star 1 400 light years away is found to be strikingly similar to Earth – and could shed light on what our planet could become in the future

EARTH 2.0. The artistic concept compares Earth (left) to the new planet, called Kepler-452b, which is about 60 percent larger. NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle

NASA closer than ever to finding Earth's 'twin'

Jan 07, 2015 - 7:53 AM

The discovery doubles the number of known planets that are close in size to the Earth and believed to be in the so called Goldilocks zone of the stars they orbit

Artist’s conception of the Kepler space telescope observing planets transiting a distant star. NASA Ames/ W Stenzel