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...
Nasa's Kepler space telescope has discovered the three smallest planets yet detected orbiting a star beyond our Sun - one of which is as small as Mars. The planets orbit a single star, called KOI-961, and are between three-quarters ... Read Post
A rocky planet the same size as the Earth has been discovered orbiting a star like our sun. It is the first time a planet of this size has been detected in another solar system. Scientists have hailed the technical achievement of de... 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