10.15.2012 - The discovery of planets continues to expand beyond the domain of professional astronomers.
09.14.2012 - The Kepler team completed another monthly science data download, August 29-30, completing Quarter 14 month 2 science data collection.
08.28.2012 - Kepler-47 is the first double-star system discovered containing multiple planets, one of which is orbiting in the so-called "habitable zone."
08.22.2012 - Two newly submitted studies verify 41 new transiting planets in 20 star systems.
08.01.2012 - The Kepler team completed another monthly science data download over July 29-30, 2012.
07.24.2012 - As reported earlier, on July 14, 2012, the Kepler spacecraft experienced an anomaly in the reaction wheel assembly (RWA) of the Attitude and Determination Control Subsystem (ADCS).
07.20.12 - On July 14, 2012, the Kepler spacecraft experienced a disruption in science data collection due to a pointing error.
07.10.12 - Since the last update the team has had two science data downlinks.
06.21.2012 - Astronomers have discovered a pair of neighboring planets with dissimilar densities orbiting very close to each other.
06.13.12 - The formation of small worlds like Earth previously was thought to occur mostly around stars rich in heavy elements such as iron and silicon.
06.05.2012 - It's the final opportunity of the century to witness the rare astronomical reunion of the sun, Venus and Earth.
05.31.12 - News media and the public are invited to observe the transit of Venus broadcast live from atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii, beginning at 3:04 p.m. PDT Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in the Exploration Center at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The June 5th transit will be the final opportunity to witness the rare astronomical reunion until 2117.
05.18.12 - Astronomers may have detected evidence of a possible planet disintegrating under the searing heat of its host star located 1,500 light-years from Earth.
05.15.2012 - April was a momentous time for the mission! The team received approval for a mission extension through fiscal year 2016.
4.04.12 - NASA's Kepler mission has been approved for extension through fiscal year 2016.
04.01.2012 - On March 31 and April 1, team members from NASA Ames and the Kepler mission will participate in the first SpaceUp San Francisco event held at Citizen Space.
03.22.2012 - On Feb. 29, 2012, a Kepler project team contingent briefed a senior review panel and NASA Headquarters members on a proposal for extending the Kepler baseline mission. On March 7, the Kepler mission team received the 2012 Aviation Week Laureate Award for Space.
03.08.12 - NASA's Kepler mission has been named winner of the 2012 Aviation Week Laureate Award in the Space category.
03.07.12 - Kepler has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Space Foundation’s John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration.
03.02.12 - Since science operations began in May 2009, the Kepler team has released two catalogs of transiting planet candidates.