Kepler Spacecraft Is Running Very Low NASA Reported

Kepler Spacecraft Is Running Very Low NASA Reported

NASA has a news about Kepler spacecraft  that has been informed last week. It turns out that the spacecraft’s fuel tank is running very low. NASA has placed the spacecraft in a hibernation-like state in preparation to download the data collected in its latest campaign. Once the data has been downloaded, the expectation is to start observations for the next campaign with any remaining fuel.

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Top 10 Habitable Exoplanets

Top 10 Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet outside our solar system that orbits a star. This is a list of habitable exoplanets and possible exoplanets. We are introducing you top 10 potentially habitable exoplanets, that is based on estimates of habitability by the habitable exoplanets catalog (HEC), and data from the NASA Exoplanet Archive. The HEC is maintained by the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo.

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Impossible planets

Kepler space telescope discovered impossible planets in a cluster of stars

The American scientists analyzed the data collected by a Kepler space telescope in scattered cluster of stars on a joint of constellations of the Swan and Lira. In one of them the scientists found two small impossible planets. Earlier the existence of these plants was considered as the impossible. Soren Meibom (from the Harvard-Smithsonian center of astrophysics in Cambridge) and his colleagues analyzed the data collected by a Kepler space telescope at supervision over cluster of stars in constellations of the Swan and Lira. In total scientists tracked fluctuations in brightness of 377 stars. In the scattered congestion NGC 6811 in Swan constellation which is removed from on 3 thousand light years, they found two impossible planets which brightness periodically went down. Scientists tracked its changes and came to a conclusion that blinking of these stars arose because on their disk passed rather small giant planets of Kepler-66b and Kepler-67b, whose radius were more than terrestrial everything by 2,8-2,9 times.

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Kepler 62 system

New planetary system discovered Kepler telescope

The telescope Kepler found at once two potentially manned planets rotating round the general star. Only twenty years ago astronomers didn’t know about existence of similar planets, and the Solar system, even taking into account the latest discoveries in area of exoplanet, continued to be considered as the unique. However opening of planetary system at a star of Kepler-62 is capable to change this representation. Planets from this scattering differ by the size, and round a star they do a complete revolution for the period of 6 days to 9 months. Two most remote of these planets and the most suitable lives were open for emergence by the astronomer from the Washington University Eric Eygol. The most extreme, Kepler 62f probably a firm planet, by only 1,4 times of the continent, makes a turn round a star in 267 Earth days. Her neighbor, Kepler 62e, which has also got to a zone of a habitability, in 1,6 times more Earth, year on it makes 122 Earth days, and from a star she receives 20% more energy, than our planet.

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Earth size planets

The new method based on gravitational microlensing for searching exoplanets

Astronomers from Japan and New Zealand offered new strategy of search of the Earth-sized planets, which number in our galaxy scientists estimated at 100 billions pieces. Strategy is based on a gravitational microlensing method. In the research astronomers suggested to combine the information obtained from space observatory “Kepler” and as a result of application of a gravitational microlensing. The combination of two techniques will allow to find Earth-sized planets, which are in orbits from 0,5 to 10 astronomical units (distance from Earth to the Sun). The planet of the terrestrial sizes on considerable removal from a star can’t almost be found a transit method which is applied on a telescope “Kepler”. The space observatory fixes falling of brightness of a star when the planet passes between it and Earth. Thus, “Kepler” is capable to find about 17 billions planets of terrestrial type in the Milky Way. The transit method of supervision exoplanet is the most widespread, on an equal basis with a Doppler method.

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