Astronomers have announced the discovery of another handful of planets as they work on expanding the galactic planetary census.
Data from NASA’s Kepler mission indicates many Sun-like stars have planets not much bigger than Earth.
With dozens more confirmed planets, scientists say it’s just a matter of when, not if, we find a new Earth.
Kepler, Spitzer and Planck telescopes get extra time in space.
NASA’s Kepler mission has found three planets smaller than Earth circling a dim, red star.
NASA’s Kepler mission finds the smallest planets ever confirmed circling a star like our Sun.
Old stars found to be on a “go slow” on the outside, but fast on the inside.
NASA’s planet-hunting space telescope confirms “super Earth” discovery.
NASA’s Kepler satellite spots a Saturn-sized world orbiting two stars.