Spaceflight Insider

News Archive / Tagged: Kepler

  • Kepler data reveals Earth-like planet in star’s habitable zone

    Laurel KornfeldApril 21st, 2020

    Scientists who took a second look at data returned by NASA’s Kepler space telescope have discovered an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star.

  • Last Kepler images capture numerous planetary systems

    Laurel KornfeldFebruary 10th, 2019

    Numerous planetary systems are visible in the final images taken by NASA's Kepler telescope on Sept. 25, 2018, just before it ran out of fuel.

  • Scientists use Kepler telescope to study supernovae

    Laurel KornfeldApril 2nd, 2018

    NASA's Kepler space telescope was designed to discover exoplanets, but throughout its initial and extended missions, scientists have used its precision and ability to continuously collect data to study supernovae, the explosions produced by dying massive stars.