2012 Sep 7. Why isn't Kepler Probe Named Northern California Savings Probe?
2010 Nov 15. Tycho Brahe, 16th Century Danish Astronomer, Exhumed In Prague. Huffington Post. Excerpt: "...tests conducted in 1996 in Sweden, and later in Denmark, on samples of his mustache and hair obtained in the 1901 exhumation, showed unusually high levels of mercury. That led to a theory of mercury poisoning -- even, possibly, murder. One theory had it that his assistant, famed German astronomer Johannes Kepler, was among those to blame...." [This article's for real, but the "theory" that Kepler may have been involved a "theorized" murder of Brahe is highly speculative, and not really based on evidence.] See also New York Times article by John Tierney.
2010 Mar 16. Kepler Mission Spots Borg Spaceship Around Distant Sun
Excerpt: Houston, TX-- NASA scientists alerted President Obama about an unexpected discovery in Outer Space on Monday. The Kepler Mission had discovered something...
2010 January 8, 2010.
This photo was received by Dave Koch, Deputy PI of the Kepler mission.
"We thought of you when we were at the Griffith Observatory in LA." --Linda Retterath [Photo by Linda Retterath]
1996 Sep 25. The Onion issue 30-07. New Solar System Discovered Four Feet From Earth Excerpt: PALO ALTO, CA—In what is being hailed as the most significant find in the field of planetary astronomy in decades, astronomers at the Palo Alto Observatory on Monday identified a new, previously unknown solar system approximately four feet from the Earth's surface.
The system, located directly over nearby Van Nuys, is described as "a stable, elliptical binary system with at least four major planets, including two gas giants, an asteroid belt and several moons, approximately 17 million billion miles in diameter and some four feet off the ground."