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NASA Revives Kepler’s Hunt for Alien Worlds

NASA’s defunct planet-hunting space telescope Kepler is being repurposed and put back on the hunt for alien worlds after being out of commission for a year. Although Kepler isn’t the only planet-hunting telescope, its sidelining was a major blow ...

NASA Announces 715 Newly Discovered Planets

NASA’s Kepler mission hits interstellar pay dirt with the discovery of 715 new planets. Well, new to humans, anyway. While for the past two decades scientists have had to use an arduous planet to planet verification process, they now have ...