Kepler

11.01.17
It rains sunscreen on this 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet
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It rains sunscreen on this 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet

Scientists now believe that it snows sunscreen in most hot Jupiter-sized exoplanets.

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06.19.17
NASA found ten Earth-size planets with conditions ideal for water
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NASA found ten Earth-size planets with conditions ideal for water

They sit within a "habitable zone" around their particular stars that is conducive to liquid water.

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11.22.16
Astronomers have found the roundest object in the universe
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Astronomers have found the roundest object in the universe

The star, Kepler 11145123, is the closest celestial body to a perfect sphere we've ever observed.

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08.08.16
We still don't know why 'alien megastructure' star is dimming
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We still don't know why 'alien megastructure' star is dimming

Kepler telescope data proves that its light decreased over four years, but not why.

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07.19.16
Kepler space telescope spots two planets that might support life
07.19.16

Kepler space telescope spots two planets that might support life

And they’re only 181 light years away!

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06.21.16
Newborn exoplanet might be the youngest ever observed
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Newborn exoplanet might be the youngest ever observed

It's about the size of Neptune, but keeps a much closer orbit to its star.

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