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There are around six billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy, say scientists
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There are around six billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy, say scientists

To be considered Earth-like, a planet must be rocky, roughly Earth-sized and orbiting Sun-like stars and should orbit in the habitable zones of its star.

Astronomers find a star-planet pair that mimics the relationship between our Sun and Earth
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Astronomers find a star-planet pair that mimics the relationship between our Sun and Earth

Scientists have been trying to find Earth-like planets with the hope that these exoplanets might contain life and this is the first time they have found it.

NASA Kepler's first exoplanet discovery ten years ago now confirmed as a real world
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NASA Kepler's first exoplanet discovery ten years ago now confirmed as a real world

The exoplanet Kepler-1658b is a massive 'hot Jupiter' that whips around its star every 3.85 days.

Goodnight Kepler: NASA's telescope receives final commands to disconnect with Earth
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Goodnight Kepler: NASA's telescope receives final commands to disconnect with Earth

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope revealed that our galaxy contains more planets than stars.

NASA retires Kepler telescope after nine years of exoplanet hunts and discoveries
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NASA retires Kepler telescope after nine years of exoplanet hunts and discoveries

Kepler's findings have given a glimpse into roughly 200,000 potentially habitable world in Earth's sky.

NASA's Kepler Telescope wakes up from its slumber, back to planet-hunting duty
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NASA's Kepler Telescope wakes up from its slumber, back to planet-hunting duty

NASA in April launched another planet-hunting spacecraft, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.

Technical glitch forces SpaceX to postpone its launch of NASA's exoplanet hunting TESS satellite
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Technical glitch forces SpaceX to postpone its launch of NASA's exoplanet hunting TESS satellite

SpaceX halted the countdown a little more than two hours before its Falcon 9 rocket had been scheduled to carry the TESS, into orbit.

NASA to launch its TESS Exoplanet Mission in a SpaceX Falcon 9: Here is how you can watch it live
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NASA to launch its TESS Exoplanet Mission in a SpaceX Falcon 9: Here is how you can watch it live

NASA's TESS spacecraft is expected to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 6:32 pm Eastern Time which is 4:02 am (Tuesday) in India.

Earth-sized planets of TRAPPIST-1 have the potential of holding 250 times more water than Earth
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Earth-sized planets of TRAPPIST-1 have the potential of holding 250 times more water than Earth

The form that water would take on TRAPPIST-1 planets would depend on the amount of heat they receive from their star.

NASA's Kepler space telescope makes discovery using machine learning from Google
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NASA's Kepler space telescope makes discovery using machine learning from Google

NASA will announce the discovery made by Kepler, which has been searching for alien worlds since 2009, on 14 December.

Scientists find six exocomets using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope
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Scientists find six exocomets using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope

The discovery marks the first time that an object as small as a comet has been detected using transit photometry.

Sun-like stars tend to calm down after a violent youth allowing evolution of life, claims study
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Sun-like stars tend to calm down after a violent youth allowing evolution of life, claims study

The findings published online in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society showed that older stars drop in activity quickly.

Researchers and musicians translate the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system into a musical instrument
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Researchers and musicians translate the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system into a musical instrument

The repeating pattern of transits used to discover the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system has been translated into a melody.

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team releases survey catalog with over 200 candidate exoplanets
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NASA’s Kepler space telescope team releases survey catalog with over 200 candidate exoplanets

The latest release brings up the total planet candidates identified by Kepler to 4,034, out of which 2,335 have been verified as exoplanets.

The star with an alleged alien megastrucutre just experienced another dimming event
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The star with an alleged alien megastrucutre just experienced another dimming event

Previously, the star had experienced sudden dimming events in 2011 and 2013, which were observed by Nasa's Kepler mission.

NASA astronomers figure out the intricate dance of exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system
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NASA astronomers figure out the intricate dance of exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system

The planets are locked in an orbital resonance, each gravitationally tugging the next planet, and keeping it in place.

Nasa study finds that planets with double suns such as Tatooine from Star Wars can support life
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Nasa study finds that planets with double suns such as Tatooine from Star Wars can support life

A hypothetical Earth sized rocky planet at just the right distance from a pair of stars can retain liquid water on its surface for long durations of time.

Nasa releases raw data from Kepler observations of the Trappist-1 exoplanets
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Nasa releases raw data from Kepler observations of the Trappist-1 exoplanets

Nasa has now made the unprocessed data from a sustained observation campaign of the Trappist-1 system by Kepler available to the scientific community.

ANU research on shapes of distant planet systems increases the chances of finding alien life
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ANU research on shapes of distant planet systems increases the chances of finding alien life

ANU researchers have found out that planetary systems around distant stars are shaped like our own solar system.