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Farewell to hope of life on Kepler-438b

One of the most Earth-like planets located by the Kepler mission is uninhabitable after all, due to its very active star.

By November 18, 2015


Kepler discovers its 10th twin-sunned Tatooine

The discovery of a planet orbiting a binary star in the habitable zone is the tenth of its kind, indicating such planets are more common than previously thought.

By August 11, 2015


Tickets to Earth 'cousin' Kepler-452b now on sale

A Chinese site is already selling the right to migrate to the planet dubbed "another Earth." Unfortunately, you probably won't survive the trip.

By July 30, 2015


Kepler-452b, Earth's 'cousin,' in more detail (pictures)

NASA has spotted a distant planet that's as close as it comes (so far) to the one we call home. Here's a look at how it compares with other recently discovered planets -- and with our rock.

8 Images By July 23, 2015


Fingers crossed for AirBnb on Kepler-452b (Tomorrow Daily 214)

We know we're being ridiculously optimistic about this, but we hope there's an entire race of highly evolved beings over on NASA's newly discovered planet in the Kepler system, and we also hope they have really fast Internet.

By July 23, 2015


Kepler-452b is a potential 'Earth 2.0' with exciting possibilities (Tomorrow Daily 214)

Ashley and Khail discuss whether or not they'd move to Kepler-452b, NASA's newest planetary discovery and how one of the biggest pro eSports leagues is taking steps to stop performance-enhancing drug use among players. #TD452b

By July 23, 2015


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


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


NASA spots real 'Death Star' vaporizing a mini planet

Maybe "Star Wars" isn't so fictional after all. NASA's Kepler space telescope discovers a dead star chowing down on a small rocky object.

By October 22, 2015


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