06.07.2013 - The Kepler spacecraft remains in its Point Rest State (PRS) and is operating well in this mode.
06.06.2013 - A new study using data from NASA's Kepler mission shows that migrating planets cease their travels before being consumed by their stars.
05.31.2013 - On May 28, 2013, NASA's Kepler mission delivered new data to the NASA Exoplanet Archive.
05.21.2013 - Following the apparent failure of reaction wheel 4, engineers were successful at transitioning the spacecraft to Point Rest State.
05.15.2013 - At our semi-weekly contact on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, we found the Kepler spacecraft once again in safe mode.
05.15.2013 - NASA will host a news teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT, today, May 15, to discuss the status of the agency's Kepler Space Telescope.
05.09.2013 - During a scheduled contact, engineers discovered Kepler was in a self-protective mode. The spacecraft returned to science data collection on May 6.
04.29.2013 - The team recently completed a monthly science data download, marking the successful completion of Quarter 16 flight operations.
04.18.2013 - NASA's Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the "habitable zone."
04.15.2013 - NASA will host a news briefing at 2 p.m. EDT, Thursday, April 18, to announce new discoveries from the agency's Kepler mission.
04.04.2013 - The light of a red star is warped and magnified by its dead-star companion, as detected by NASA's Kepler space telescope.
03.29.2013 - The spacecraft continues to operate efficiently and the science team has had a chance to examine the high rate data that was downlinked on March 6-7.
03.05.2013 - Since returning to science data collection on Jan. 27, 2013, after a 10-day precautionary wheel rest safe mode, the spacecraft has been performing well and continues to make science observations.
02.20.2013 - Kepler mission scientists have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our sun.
02.06.2013 - Astronomers estimate that six percent of red dwarfs have a temperate Earth-size planet, as close as 13 light-years away.
01.29.2013 - After a "wheel rest" safe mode that began on January 17, 2013, NASA's Kepler spacecraft returned to science data collection.
01.17.2013 - Kepler has completed two science data downloads since the last update, successfully completing Quarter 15 flight operations and beginning Quarter 16.
01.10.2013 - A new analysis of Kepler data shows that about 17 percent of stars have an Earth-sized planet in an orbit closer than Mercury.
01.07.2013 - William Borucki, principal investigator for the Kepler mission at the agency's Ames Research Center, is recipient of the 2013 Henry Draper Medal.
01.07.2013 - Four of the potential new planets are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in the "habitable zone," where liquid water might exist.