The Smallest Galaxy Ever Discovered
June 17, 2013 | Space.com
Space.com has an interesting article about a tiny galaxy (only about 1000 stars) that is the smallest ever found. Most galaxies are orders of magnitude larger.
715 New Planets!
March 4, 2014 | NASA
"NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system." Quoted from the NASA press release.
More Planets in the Habitable Zone
April 19, 2013 | NASA
"NASA's Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the "habitable zone," the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of an orbiting planet might be suitable for liquid water." Quoted from the NASA press release.