03.22.2012 - On Feb. 29, 2012, a Kepler project team contingent briefed a senior review panel and NASA Headquarters members on a proposal for extending the Kepler baseline mission. On March 7, the Kepler mission team received the 2012 Aviation Week Laureate Award for Space.
03.08.12 - NASA's Kepler mission has been named winner of the 2012 Aviation Week Laureate Award in the Space category.
03.07.12 - Kepler has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Space Foundation’s John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration.
03.02.12 - Since science operations began in May 2009, the Kepler team has released two catalogs of transiting planet candidates.
02.16.12 - February is Black History Month, and to mark the occasion, we recently sat down with John Johnson, scientist at NASA's Exoplanet Science Institute at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
02.10.12 - The Kepler team announced the discovery of 11 new planetary systems with 26 more planets and found two new circumbinary planets.
02.07.12 - NASA astronaut and former Kepler science office director Janice Voss passed away Feb. 6, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.
01.26.12 - NASA's Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets.
01.11.12 - Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission have discovered the three smallest planets yet detected orbiting a star beyond our sun.
01.11.12 - The discovery of the Kepler-34 and Kepler-35 systems establishes that double-star worlds are not uncommon.
01.10.12 - The project had an exciting close to 2011. A very successful Kepler Science Conference was held at NASA Ames and attracted more than 500 people.
12.20.11 - NASA's Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system.
12.19.11 - NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Dec. 20, announcing new discoveries by the Kepler mission.
12.19.2011 - Kepler spacecraft experienced a processor reset. The project team detected a software reboot during regular scheduled contact.
12.05.11 - NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the "habitable zone," the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface.
12.02.11 - A research team led by Steve Howell has announced the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting one of the brightest stars in the Kepler field of view.
12.01.2011 - The mission operations team just successfully completed our latest science data downlink and we are making final preparations for the Kepler Science Conference.
12.01.11 - NASA will host a news briefing during the Kepler Science Conference at 8 a.m. PST, Monday, Dec. 5, to announce new discoveries by the Kepler mission.
12.06.11 - On Dec. 6, join Dr. Natalie Batalha and Dr. Don Kurtz for a free public talk on NASA's first mission capable of detecting Earth-size planets around Sun-like stars.
11.01.11 - Busy times are routine for the Kepler project team. Since my last update, we have announced several more confirmed planets -- Kepler-16b, and the Kepler 18 system (18b, 18c, and 18d).