Kepler Space Telescope

The Kepler Space Telescope is our “planet hunter”, searching day and night for evidence of new planets in a very small part of the sky. Thus far, it’s found thousands of exoplanet candidates and seems to find more every day.

Blog: Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News?

With the discovery of an Earth-sized habitable in its star’s “goldilocks” zone, the question some are asking is, “Why haven’t we discovered alien life yet?” Some speculate a planet like this might be proof that advanced civilizations just can’t survive The Great Filter.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 1, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Blog: Astronomy Live at the American Museum of Natural History

After attending a talk at the American Museum of Natural History last night, we got to ask an actual expert on exoplanets about a few things we’ve been wondering.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm February 1, 2012 Tags: , , ,
Blog: Space Telescopes and Why We Need Them

The Kepler and James Webb space telescopes are on the chopping block, budget-wise. Probably only because too few people are aware of how much they’ve done for the human understanding of the universe we live in.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm December 9, 2011 Tags: , , , , ,
Blog: Curious News About Exoplanets

A new planet’s been discovered. Creatively named Kepler-22b, read on to find out how something like this gets even gets named and what it means for human civilization. Or… something.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm December 6, 2011 Tags: , , ,