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NASA saved the Kepler space telescope from a critical error last month

NASA saved the Kepler space telescope from a critical error last month That almost came to an end last month when the telescope fell back to emergency mode after what appeared to be a complete systems failure.It all started in the wee hours of April 8th when Kepler mission manager Charlie Sobeck was awoken by a phone call.

MIT researchers publish a legend for alien hunting

MIT researchers publish a legend for alien hunting If alien life is nearby and intelligent, finding it likely won’t be a problem for long.But what if the only life within a reasonable distance is non-intelligent, or early in its cultural development?

Kepler team announces largest-ever collection of 1,284 verified new exoplanets

Kepler team announces largest-ever collection of 1,284 verified new exoplanets What’s more, Kepler reports nine confirmed exoplanets of Earth-like size in their star’s Goldilocks zone.At the core of Kepler’s ability to say it has found planets lie its methods of prediction and verification.

New PC motherboard teases Intel Skylake chipset, integrated GTX 1070

If the motherboard and GPU manufacturer has its way, however, its devices may soon be grabbing headlines — especially if the company brings its proof-of-concept B150 motherboard with an integrated GTX 1070 to market in the United States.The B150 is a budget chipset from Intel that supports the latest Intel Skylake processors, but doesn’t include overclocking options, RAID support, or nearly as many PCI-E lanes devoted to the chipset itself.

Astronomers discover the first water clouds outside our solar system

Astronomers discover the first water clouds outside our solar system This week, a team of astronomers led out of UC Santa Cruz released a report on the brown dwarf WISE0855, by far the dimmest object ever imaged in its spectral range.Their results confirm a preexisting assumption that brown dwarfs ought to be capable of supporting enough water to create phenomena like water clouds, and greatly invigorate the search for life on these cold, extremely common worlds.

NASA’s Kepler finds 104 new confirmed exoplanets

NASA’s Kepler finds 104 new confirmed exoplanets But NASA’s Kepler exoplanet hunting satellite began suffering mechanical failures in 2012, right around the end of its original 3.In 2013, NASA began preparation for Kepler’s “K2” mission to extend its planet spotting, though in a more limited capacity.

This week in space: dark matter, exoplanets, galactic superclusters, and a Dragon

This week in space: dark matter, exoplanets, galactic superclusters, and a Dragon ” This week marks the 47th anniversary of the first moon landing.Do you know any moon landing denialists?

NASA’s TESS mission on track to start hunting exoplanets in 2017

NASA’s TESS mission on track to start hunting exoplanets in 2017 Ever since it debuted in 2009, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has redefined our understanding of other star systems.Now TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is ticking along on schedule to launch in 2017.

20 rocky, temperate, Earth-like exoplanets marked for further study

20 rocky, temperate, Earth-like exoplanets marked for further study “This is the complete catalog of all of the Kepler discoveries that are in the habitable zone of their host stars,” said Kane, lead author.” The boundaries of the habitable zone are critical to this entire project, but the boundaries differ between stars.

This week in space: lots of NASA and Kepler, and a mysterious dimming star

This week in space: lots of NASA and Kepler, and a mysterious dimming star Over the next two years, NASA will work with six companies to produce prototypes for deep space habitats.Boeing is also working with NASA on the SLS, and Bigelow recently sent up the BEAM inflatable space hab module to the ISS.

AMD adds GPU firepower to Google's cloud services

AMD adds GPU firepower to Google's cloud services A recent deal Team Red inked with Google could help AMD establish a foothold in this emerging market, and give its GPU business an important shot in the arm.Beginning in 2017, AMD’s FirePro SC9300 x2 server GPUs will be deployed to accelerate the performance of Google’s Compute Engine and the Google Cloud Machine.