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Another Kepler milestone: Astronomers find two Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star!

Academics / Astronomy : Slate: Bad Astronomy

Astronomers have achieved a big milestone in the search for another Earth: the two smallest confirmed planets ever found orbiting another star… and they’re both about the size of Earth! Artist’s illustration of the Kepler-20 planets...

More Good News: Planet Earth 2 is Coming Soon - Check out the first trailer from the BBC!

Humor / odd : Geekosystem

It's a good day to be a Planet Earth fan! You might have forgotten (like me) that there's been a planned sequel in the works to the amazing documentary series--narrated to memorable effect by Sir David Attenborough--since 2013.

Kepler Telescope Reveals 715 New Planets, a 'Bonanza' for NASA Scientists: VIDEO

LGBT / Gay : Towleroad

GlobalPost Four of the 715 new planets discovered by NASA's Kepler are less than 2 1/2 times the size of Earth and orbit in their sun’s 'Goldilocks' zone. Using statistics and data from the Kepler telescope, NASA announced on Wednes...

Earth-like exoplanet in mass and size: While too hot to support life, Kepler 78b is roughly the size of Earth

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

In August, researchers identified an exoplanet with an extremely brief orbital period: The team found that Kepler 78b, a small, intensely hot planet 400 light-years from Earth, circles its star in just 8.5 hours — lightning-quick, c...

Kepler Mission Planet Discoveries Top 2,740 --With 4 New Planets Less than Twice Size of Earth

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

NASA's Kepler mission announced today the discovery of 461 new planet candidates. Four of the potential new planets are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun's "habitable zone," the region in the planetary system ...


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