Planet bonanza! Refined technique for planet ID nearly doubles total. (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorAstronomers have uncovered 715 previously unannounced planets after using a new technique for sifting through the first two years’ worth of data from NASA’s Kepler mission. Skip to … Read More

NASA Kepler telescope discovers 715 new planets – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldNASA has announced a torrent of new planet discoveries, hailing a “bonanza” of 715 worlds now known outside the solar system thanks to the Kepler space telescope’s planet-hunting … Read More

NASA Kepler telescope doubles number of known planets outside solar system – Washington Post

Washington PostTo the list of planets orbiting distant stars, add another 715. That’s the number of planets, strewn among 305 planetary systems, popping out of the observational data from NASA’s … Read More

Diving Into Kepler Data, Astronomers Discover Hundreds of Planets – New York Times

New York TimesKepler’s view of the sky taken in 2009. Its mission was to hunt for exoplanets among the approximately 4.5 million stars pictured here. Credit NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech. the main story. … Read More

LADEE Sends Images Of Lunar Surface Home For The First Time (LINK) – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsThe LADEE mission sent pictures of the lunar back to Earth taken that were taken with onboard camera systems called “star trackers.” The star trackers are meant … Read More

NASA Obtains New Information About Galactic Magnetic Field – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceNASA obtains new information about galactic magnetic field after comparing notes between observatories on Earth and the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) craft regarding the direction of incoming high … Read More

NASA Spacecraft Discovers Strange Magnetic ‘Ribbon’ At Edge Of Solar System – International Business Times

International Business TimesCosmic ray intensities (left) compared with predictions from IBEX (right). The blue area represents regions of lower fluxes of cosmic rays. The gray and white lines separate regions … Read More