02.02.11 - Scientists using NASA's Kepler, a space telescope, recently discovered six planets made of a mix of rock and gases orbiting a single sun-like star, known as Kepler-11, which is located approximately 2,000 light years from Earth.
02.01.11 - During the scheduled Feb. 1, 2011 contact with the Kepler spacecraft, engineers discovered Kepler was in Safe Mode, with photometer and star trackers powered off.
01.27.11 - NASA will host a news briefing at 10 a.m. PST, Wednesday, Feb. 2, to announce the Kepler mission's latest findings about planets outside our solar system.
01.14.11 - Natalie Batalha of the NASA Kepler Mission Team was online answering your questions about a new planet finding on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.
01.10.11 - Kepler confirmed the discovery of its first rocky planet, named Kepler-10b. Measuring 1.4 times the size of Earth, it is the smallest planet ever discovered outside our solar system.
01.07.11 - NASA invites the public to join an online chat with a Kepler Mission team member who will answer your questions about exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system, and a new planet finding on Monday, Jan. 10, at 12:30 p.m. PST live from the American Astronomical Society (AAS) conference in Seattle.
01.07.11 - The Kepler Project Team successfully returned the spacecraft to normal operations on Jan. 6, 2011.
12.30.10 - In response to the Dec. 22, 2010 Safe Mode event on the Kepler spacecraft, the mission team has brought in several experts and begun a detailed anomaly investigation.
12.22.10 - On Dec. 22, 2010, Kepler experienced a safe mode event.
12.14.10 - During a regularly scheduled contact with the Kepler spacecraft on Dec. 13, 2010, the project team discovered Kepler had experienced an anomaly. Kepler was found in coarse point attitude, as opposed to finepoint.
12.06.10 - The Kepler project team completed another science data download Nov. 22-23, 2010.
11.05.10 - The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is pleased to announce that the first Lancelot M. Berkeley - New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy is being awarded to William J. Borucki and David G. Koch of NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
10.29.10 - The Kepler project team completed another science data download Oct. 23, 2010.
10.26.10 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- An international cadre of scientists that used data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft announced Tuesday the detection of stellar oscillations, or "starquakes,” that yield new insights about the size, age and evolution of stars.
10.22.10 - The Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (KASC) at Aarhus University in Denmark will hold a media teleconference on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 8 a.m. PDT to discuss the latest discoveries about stars and their structures using data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft.
10.06.10 - The Nov. 2010 issue of Astronomy magazine has a cover article on Kepler.
10.04.10 - NASA's Kepler mission Science Operations Center software system was named winner of the 2010 NASA Software of the Year Award by the NASA Software Advisory Panel.
10.01.10 - A Kepler Mission research paper written to serve as “the standard reference for the mission,” has been determined by Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators (SM) to be the most-cited paper in the Space Science Emerging Research Front for October 2010.
09.28.10 - The Kepler Project Team completed another quarterly roll of the spacecraft Sept. 22-23, 2010.
08.26.10 - NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered the first confirmed planetary system with more than one planet crossing in front of, or transiting, the same star.