Topic: Phillip MacQueen

Texas Astronomers Aid Kepler Mission's Discovery of New Planets

Jan. 4, 2010

Kepler mission astronomers, including co-investigatorĀ Bill Cochran of The University of Texas at Austin, announced today the spaceborne telescope has found five new gas giant planets orbiting close to Sun-like stars.

Kepler spacecraft with distant solar system
The Kepler spacecraft with distant solar system. Image: NASA
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