NASA announces it has discovered more planets than ever before

May 10, 2016 5:24 PM

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Space may be the final frontier, but NASA scientists announced Tuesday afternoon it may have more occupants than we expect.

The agency said its Kepler space telescope, which has been seeking habitable planets beyond our solar system, has discovered 1,284 verified planets orbiting other stars. The discovery more than doubles the number of exoplanets previously confirmed by the spacecraft to 2,325, and makes this the large...

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