Kenneth Nguyen

23 Flips | 1 Magazine | 54 Followers | @KennethNguyen | Keep up with Kenneth Nguyen on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kenneth Nguyen”

Unlocking the mysteries of the Earth's twin, Kepler-186f, and other exoplanets

Astronomers have recently discovered Kepler-186f, a planet of similar size to the Earth orbiting its star within its so-called "habitable" zone. We ask Dr Giovanna Tinetti from University College London to explain why such planets are causing so much excitement.<p><b>What is an exoplanet?</b><p>A planet that is …

Kepler Finds 1st Earth-Size Planet In 'Habitable Zone' of Another Star

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of …

Kepler-186 and the Solar System

The diagram compares the planets of our inner solar system to Kepler-186, a five-planet star system about 500 light-years from Earth in the …

NASA Kepler and K2 on Twitter: "How does the Kepler-186 system compare to our solar system? #Kepler186 http://t.co/hWwIbx9kRj"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more

Kepler Telescope Discovers Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

A nearly Earth-size planet orbits in a star's habitable zone, detected by NASA astronomers.<p>Red sunshine, seas, and maybe aliens? Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope today report the closest thing yet to another Earth, a world in a habitable orbit around a red dwarf star …

Kepler-186f: Facts, Speculation, and the Lemming

(From NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech, used w/o permission.)<p>"NASA's Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet In The 'Habitable Zone' of Another …

Meet Kepler-186f, the most 'Earth-like' planet ever found

Sifting through observations from tens of thousands of distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for life as we know it.<p>Experts don't know if the planet, …

Planetary Habitability

NASA's Kepler program finds the most Earth-like planet yet

The search for planets that closely resemble Earth has yielded perhaps the closest match yet — according to a new report from NASA<i>,</i> the newly-discovered Kepler 186f planet (seen above in an artist's concept) is nearly identical to our planet in some key ways. The planet is one of the closest in …

Kepler 186f: Is It Inhabited?

It's so far away that even if you booked a trip on the speediest of our rockets, you'd have 100 million years to polish your Sudoku skills en route to Kepler 186f.<p>That's probably not going to happen. But what <i>has</i> happened is that a team of astronomers, after carefully combing data from NASA's Kepler …

How a sunset might look on Earth's new cousin Kepler-186f

NASA announced Thursday that it has confirmed the first planet beyond our solar system that exists in the habitable zone of its star and is close to the size of Earth, making it the most likely exoplanet yet validated to host life. But the planet, Kepler-186f, orbits an M-class dwarf star and …

Astronomy

NASA: Kepler planet may be habitable - CNN Video