Kepler/K2 Stories


NASA Data Reveals Possible Reason Some Exoplanets Are Shrinking

6 min read

A new study could explain the ‘missing’ exoplanets between super-Earths and sub-Neptunes. Some exoplanets seem to be losing their atmospheres and shrinking. In a new study using NASA’s retired Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers find evidence of a possible cause: The…


2021 in Review: Highlights from NASA in Silicon Valley

14 min read

With 2022 on the horizon, join us as we look back at the highlights of 2021 at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. 1) NASA’s water-hunting Moon rover, the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, made great strides this…


New Deep Learning Method Adds 301 Planets to Kepler’s Total Count

5 min read

Scientists recently added a whopping 301 newly validated exoplanets to the total exoplanet tally. The throng of planets is the latest to join the 4,569 already validated planets orbiting a multitude of distant stars. How did scientists discover such a huge number of…