One Space Telescope to search for exoplanets has become less

Software malfunction CoRoT space-based instrument and error "Kepler" in the very near future, seriously limit the possibility of a mass detection of exoplanets.French National Centre for Space Studies (Centre National d'Études Spatiales, CNES) reports that the space telescope CoRoT (COnvection ROtation and planetary Transits) November 2, 2012 fell victim to crash the software. And though the spacecraft is still functional ("iron" correctly), data transfer 30-cm telescope on Earth was lost. Rather, finally. Although much smaller than CoRoT Kepler, it was he who laid the Read more [...]
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NASA opened up access to the exoplanets

A team of scientists NASA, working with astronomical satellite Kepler, which is specifically designed to search for exoplanets updated online archive of mission and opened the database.Researchers have placed all the available data about the planets on the site NASA Exoplanet Archive. Last catalog of candidate planets Kepler was updated in February 2012, and since then the number of such facilities has increased by 20%. Total number of planetary candidates on the roster - 2740, and confirmed exoplanets - 870 (orbiting 642 stars). The catalog will be dynamic: new exoplanet will be entered into Read more [...]
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Kepler telescope discovered the micro-sized exoplanet Moon

Telescope "Kepler" has helped astronomers find a new exoplanet, whose mass and diameter smaller than that of Mercury, and is comparable with the same characteristics of the moon, making it the smallest planet outside our solar system, according to a paper published in the journal Nature.Over the past few years orbiting telescopes, "Kepler", CoRoT, and their terrestrial counterparts opened over thousands of exoplanets and thousands of possible candidates for this role. Most of them belong to one of the "hot" Jupiter and Neptune, but new techniques allow us to find Read more [...]
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Every sixth star system has a planet the size of Earth

Nearly one in six stars in our region of the Galaxy may have planets the size of Earth. This is the opinion of astronomers podvedshih preliminary results of observations with the Space Telescope, "Kepler". This tool was created specifically to find extrasolar planets. Although not especially large mirror, it has a very wide field of view and is equipped with a sensitive photometer, which has long been measured directly many stars shine. Similar observations have allowed scientists to detect regular fluctuations in brightness, where between us and the star were rotating around the Read more [...]
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In our galaxy 17 billion Earth-like planets

01/08/2013 Kepler mission scientists say that in our galaxy there are about 17 billion Earth-like planets. Recently, we have read the results of the study of our galaxy orbiting telescope "Kepler." Scientists have told us that our galaxy is a total of 100 billion planets. Now scientists say that the total weight of the planets that inhabit our galaxy the Milky Way about 17 billion occupy solid planets that are similar in size to our own planet Earth. According to the results of the mission "Kepler" and supporting techniques, such as "computer modeling", experts Read more [...]
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In our galaxy, 100 billion planets!

Due to the mission "Kepler", scientists have found that our galaxy contains about 100 billion planets. Astronomical Satellite NASA, designed to search for and study of exoplanets, has helped astronomers to calculate the approximate number of planets in our galaxy. $ CUT $Observatory "Kepler", equipped with a powerful super-sensitive photometer can simultaneously observe more than 100,000 stars, and will be watching them for 3.5 years. The presence of a planet near the star is determined by periodic changes in the brightness of the latter entailed by transit - the passage Read more [...]
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Hot Jupiters accused of shading and cooling stars

Astronomers have discovered the first case of the appearance of dark spots on the star because of the actions of circulating around the so-called hot Jupiter. Scientists using the Kepler space telescope observed the change in luminosity HAT-P-7? star located at a distance of 1044 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Drawn to the short distance from her considerable size exoplanet HAT-P-7b its gravitational pull pulls on some of the substance from the surface of the luminary. As a result, it is removed from the center of the heated, cooled, and there is a dark spot. Preprint Read more [...]
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