jan 072013
15 New Planet Candidates in Habitable Zones Discovered

  Volunteers from the Planethunters.org website, part of the Oxford University-led Zooniverse project, have discovered 15 new planet candidates orbiting in the habitable zones of other stars. Artist’s impression of the view from a moon around planet PH2b. Image Credit: Haven Giguere Added to the 19 similar planets already discovered in habitable zones, where the [continue reading]

mrt 032012
NASA's Kepler Releases New Catalog- 2,321 Planet Candidates

  Click image for multiple resolutions and full caption. The histogram summarizes the findings in the Feb. 27, 2012 Kepler Planet Candidate catalog release. The catalog contains 2,321 planet candidates identified during the first 16 months of observation conducted May 2009 to September 2010. Of the 46 planet candidates found in the habitable zone, the [continue reading]