Artist's rendition of Kepler Space Telescope

A recent hardware malfunction on Kepler has left the space telescope teetering on the verge of being another piece of space junk. It’s not out of the game yet, but definitely it’s in hot water.

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And add a few more suns...

A planet has been found having four suns. Now, if you don’t know why that’s very very cool, read on!

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An artist's impression of the how the second planet would look standing on Kepler 36-b, when the two planets are close to one another. (Photo Courtesy: David Aguilar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

The Kepler Space Telescope has again come up with something that has spurred on the imagination of the astrophysics community. It has discovered two exoplanets which couldn’t have formed if we believe current planet formation theories. What’s going on?

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Taking data from the Kepler Space Telescope, scientists have provided a count of the probable number of exoplanets in the Milky Way. And the number is a staggering 160 Billion! Life…?

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Kepler, the master exoplanet finder, has picked up a brilliant line in the radio frequency range. Although the line looks to be of alien origin, it isn’t.

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Two Earth-sized planets have been discovered by Kepler. This takes the search for finding Earth’s twin a bit closer.

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A planet orbiting two suns has been discovered, turning the Star Wars mythical planet into reality. It’s a real-life Tatooine!

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One of the fifty planets discovered by the European Southern Observatory can potentially support life. It is the most Earth-like of all the exo-planets found till date.

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For the first time ever, scientists have inferred the presence of an alien world just from the fact that it tugs on another world that has been seen. The ‘Invisible’ planet has been detected!

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