The Kepler space telescope has discovered a rocky planet that’s just 1.4 times the size of Earth orbiting a distant star—making it the smallest planet NASA has ever discovered outside of our solar system, and the only rocky one, NASA announced today. The bad news: the planet, dubbed...
Washington, DC (AHN) - NASA launched the Kepler space telescope in March, and it has already discovered a distant planet. The planet is outside the Earth’s solar system and orbits a star the space agency refers to as HAT P-7. It is ... Read Post
NASA's Kepler mission confirmed the discovery of its first rocky planet, named Kepler-10b. Measuring 1.4 times the size of Earth, it is the smallest planet ever discovered outside our solar system. The discovery of this planet, call... Read Post