“The Iron Planet” –First Alien Body Discovered Forged in a Catastrophic Collision

Kepler 107 Collision

 

Astronomers believe that a catastrophic collision stripped off the silicate mantle, leaving only the 70 percent iron core of the two exoplanets that exist in the newly discovered Kepler 107 star system. The two alien objects have almost identical radii of 1.5 and 1.6 Earth radii, but have widely disparate densities.

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Intelligent Alien Life –“Clues May Lie Buried in Kepler Mission Data” (A 2018 Most Viewed)

Habitable Exoplanet

 

“The search for planets is the search for life,” said Natalie Batalha, a Kepler mission scientist from NASA’s Ames Research Center. “These results will form the basis for future searches for life.”

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Kepler Update: Mission Gets a Wake Up Call – -Downloading Science Data from Campaign 19

 

NASA woke up the Kepler spacecraft and maneuvered it into a stable configuration om October 10 that will allow the mission team to download the latest data with the least amount of fuel consumption. The mission team is still monitoring the health of the spacecraft while working towards downloading data from Campaign 19.

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