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The Exoplanet Travel Bureau: NASA posters advertise Kepler planets

The space agency is promoting some of the 1,000 planets discovered by the Kepler Mission in the style of vintage travel posters.

By January 8, 2015

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NASA's Kepler telescope identifies new 'Super Earth'

Rallying back from a mechanical failure, the telescope helps confirm the existence of an exoplanet 2.5 times the diameter of Planet Earth.

By December 19, 2014

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Johannes Kepler's birthday celebrated with Google doodle

Google has celebrated the man who first noticed that planets moved around the Sun in an elliptical orbit.

By December 27, 2013

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NASA discovery of Kepler-10c steps up claims for alien life

A newly revealed rocky mega-planet shows the universe was capable of creating extraterrestrial-friendly worlds shortly after the Big Bang.

By June 3, 2014

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How a sunset might look on Earth's new cousin Kepler-186f

NASA confirms the discovery of an Earth-sized planet that may have potential for life, but its sun is dimmer than ours. Here's what an evening stroll on a beach on Kepler-186f might be like.

By April 17, 2014

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A planet like Star Wars' Tatooine just became more science than fiction

Rocky planets that orbit a binary star system, like the fictional home of Luke Skywalker, were thought to be impossible, until now.

By March 31, 2015

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Kepler data dig strikes galactic gold with 715 new planets

You should't feel as alone today as you did yesterday. NASA says it has confirmed the existence of 715 new exoplanets beyond our solar system, many of them not that different from Earth in terms of size.

By February 26, 2014

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NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 'wobbly' new planet

The new planet, known as Kepler-413b, has an extremely irregular orbit that seems to move up and down. It also has no surface to stand on.

By February 4, 2014

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There may be more Earth-like planets than grains of sand on all our beaches

New research contends that the Milky Way alone is flush with billions of potentially habitable planets -- and that's just one sliver of the universe.

By March 19, 2015

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Ancient star with Earth-sized planets dates to 'dawn of the galaxy'

NASA's Kepler mission helps locate a solar system stocked with Earth-sized planets that dates back 11.2 billion years.

By January 28, 2015