Tag Archives: K2

Twinkle, twinkle little star! Here’s how your wonders are

Since the dawn of humanity, the stars in the night sky have captured our imagination as we sing nursery rhymes to children pondering the nature of stars: “Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are”. Now NASA telescopes are able to probe far into the universe, but astronomers have struggled to ‘see’ inside the stars. Recently with modern ...

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K2 Mission: NASA’s Kepler Spacecraft Finds First Expoplanet

With the discovery of the first exoplanet found using its new K2 mission, NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has made a comeback. The new exoplanet called HIP 116454b is 2.5 times the diameter of the Earth and follows a close, nine-day orbit around a star. The discovery was made when astronomers and engineers devised an ingenious way to repurpose Kepler for ...

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