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Adopt a star from a non-profit and support scientific research!
Adopt a star from a non-profit and support scientific research!

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Now through November 30, adopt a candidate planet-host star for $25 through http://adoptastar.whitedwarf.org/ and get a second star adoption (a $10 value) for free!
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The repurposed @NASAKepler K2 started observing a second ecliptic field in the constellations Scorpius and Ophiuchus http://keplerscience.arc.nasa.gov/K2/Fields.shtml#2

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What's twice the size of the Earth, but 17 times heavier? The strange "MegaEarth" planet around the star Kepler-10! http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/astronomers-confounded-by-massive-rocky-world/

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It's official:@NASAKepler space telescope will observe a series of fields in the ecliptic over the next few years http://www.nasa.gov/content/ames/kepler-mission-manager-update-k2-has-been-approved/

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A collaborative research visit to Denmark, with support from the Pale Blue Dot project and the Stellar Astrophysics Center: http://sac.au.dk/currently/aticle/artikel/sac-seminar-travis-metcalfe-crowdfunding-astronomy-with-google-sky/

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March 2014: five years in orbit for the Kepler space telescope http://www.nasa.gov/content/keplers-5-years-in-space/

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Today the NASA Kepler mission confirmed 715 planets orbiting 305 stars, and 25 adopt a star donors just got lucky! http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/nasas-kepler-mission-announces-a-planet-bonanza/

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NASA's Kepler space telescope will continue its planet search, now in the ecliptic where alien worlds would see Earth transit the Sun http://keplerscience.arc.nasa.gov/K2/MissionConcept.shtml
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