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NASA to make Kepler announcement tomorrow

By T.K. Randall
May 9, 2016 · Comment icon 32 comments



What has Kepler found this time ? Image Credit: NASA Ames / W Stenzel
The space agency will be revealing the latest findings of its Kepler Space Telescope tomorrow afternoon.
The intriguing announcement, which is set for 1pm EDT / 6pm GMT on Tuesday ( May 10th ), remains under wraps for the time being however there has been speculation that astronomers may have discovered a significant new planet in orbit around a star in a nearby solar system.

While we are unlikely to hear that NASA has found evidence of alien life, an exoplanet discovery could still represent an important step forward in the ongoing hunt for an Earth 2.0.
Launched in 2009, Kepler itself has already helped to identify over 1,000 extrasolar worlds in 440 separate solar systems so whatever tomorrow's announcement is it must be something special.

With only one day left to go however we won't have to wait long to find out.

Update: Details of the announcement can be found - here.

Source: Tech Radar | Comments (32)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #23 Posted by seeder 7 years ago
Ok found this... LIVE UPDATE: NASA just announced 1,284 newly discovered exoplanets! LIVE updates and running commentary here,scroll down page for text updates... http://www.scienceal...nt-about-kepler . .
Comment icon #24 Posted by eddword 7 years ago
Kepler telescope discovers over 100 Earth-sized planets. Like this is an unsolved Mystery... Of course there are other earth size planets out there that could sustain life as we know it... To think otherwise would be presumptuous and ignorant. They are just now confirming what has always been a scientific fact.
Comment icon #25 Posted by seeder 7 years ago
Kepler telescope discovers over 100 Earth-sized planets. Like this is an unsolved Mystery... Of course there are other earth size planets out there that could sustain life as we know it... To think otherwise would be presumptuous and ignorant. They are just now confirming what has always been a scientific fact. Nothing is a scientific fact until its been confirmed. How the heck could any scientist offer FACTS...on other earth like planets, without having a big eye in the sky, such as Kepler? .
Comment icon #26 Posted by Jacques Terreur 7 years ago
They are just now confirming what has always been a scientific fact.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Jacques Terreur 7 years ago
yeah seeder, you beat me to an answer while i was browsing stupid memes!
Comment icon #28 Posted by Jacques Terreur 7 years ago
didn't i pay enough attention when i was younger? Or are we really living in a time that brings us one amazing discovery after another?
Comment icon #29 Posted by toast 7 years ago
They are just now confirming what has always been a scientific fact. The first exoplanets have been discovered in 1992 and before that year exoplanets were just a hypothesis. So, the existence of exoplanets is a scientific fact since 1992 and not since humans started with science.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Jacques Terreur 7 years ago
maybe Eddword was born in 1993, so the "always" is justified, looking from his position
Comment icon #31 Posted by toast 7 years ago
maybe Eddword was born in 1993, so the "always" is justified, looking from his position That would be a fail as well.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Saru 7 years ago
New thread regarding the actual announcement: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=294395


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