Kepler Space Telescope Finds Eight Exoplanets – NASA Marks Milestone

January 8, 2015 11:54 PM

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During the annual winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society, NASA officials announced that Kepler space telescope discovered eight more exoplanets. With this event, NASA reached a historic milestone of the 1,000th newly verified exoplanet during its Kepler mission.

Kepler has been hunting extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, since June 2014. But on January 6, NASA marked Kepler’s current exoplanet tally to 1,004. NASA’s Kepler telescope has also identified 3,200 space objects that are waiting for verification. Space experts say that nearly 90 percent of those ob...

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