Kepler Finds 1,284 New Exoplanets

May 10, 2016 7:52 PM

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Kepler Finds 1,284 New Exoplanets

Astronomers operating NASA’s planet-finding spacecraft announced on Tuesday that they had validated the planethood of 1,284 new candidates from Kepler’s voluminous catalog of potential exoplanets, bringing the total of planets Kepler has discovered to more than 2,000.

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