Keeping Kepler

The Kepler mission has been extended to 2016, allowing us to confirm far more possible exoplanets...
25 May 2012


Kepler-11 is a sun-like star around which six planets orbit. At times, two or more planets pass in front of the star at once, as shown in this artist's conception of a simultaneous transit of three planets observed by NASA's Kepler spacecraft on Aug. 26



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