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Here's some links to some good followup stories on Wednesday's Kepler press briefing.
I wasn't able to watch the Kepler press briefing today so I will give you links to some of my favorite blogs for information on today's announcement, which follows a major data release last night as well as the publication of a paper in Nature.
The Kepler exoplanet hunting mission has made news today with a report of
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Just a linky post here.
With the astronomical community is buzzing with news of an exoplanet found in a star's habitable zone, The Planetary Society will co-sponsor a special event that will be streamed live on Monday, October 4.
Two nearly simultaneous announcements by scientists that they have detected entire planetary system deep in space have set the astronomical community abuzz.
Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. It's hard to believe it's been going strong for so many years.
CoRoT-7b was the first unambiguously rocky planet to be discovered and was quite small, at under five Earth masses. But a press release issued today suggests that its history probably has little to do with Earth's.
Congratulations to NASA's Kepler mission team on their announcement of the discovery of its first five exoplanets (planets around other stars).
There are two cool stories circulating today on the theme of discovering new places in the cosmos.
The prototype that Julien constructed in the lab was taken to Lick Observatory, and we had our first-light run with the fiber in July.
ESA's planet-hunting satellite COROT bagged its first exoplanet in observations of the star COROT-Exo-1.
Almost since it was founded in 1980, The Planetary Society has been there for the search for other worlds.