Thursday May 16
NASA telescope's planet-hunting days may be over
NASA's first telescope dispatched to hunt for Earth-like planets that may support life elsewhere in the universe has lost use of its positioning system, threatening its mission, officials said on Wednesday.
Jefferson's green thumb
The planets are the most Earth-like bodies astronomers have found so far in the outer cosmos.
Albany Times Union
New habitable planets found? The Climate of Kepler 62e and f
Those following "science news" will no doubt have heard about the recent detection of several planets outside our solar system that are near Earth in size, and may be situated within a region called the habitable zone- that is, a suitable distance from their host star to potentially support liquid water- a critical ingredient for life as we know ... (more)
Notre Dame astrophysicist discovers 5-planet system like Earth
Researchers for the first time have identified Earth-sized planets within the habitable zone of a Sun-like star.