NASA Finds 1,284 Alien Planets, Biggest Haul Yet, with Kepler Space Telescope

May 10, 2016 7:52 PM

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NASA Finds 1,284 Alien Planets, Biggest Haul Yet, with Kepler Space Telescope

The number of known alien planets has just gone up by more than 60 percent.

NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered 1,284 new exoplanets, including nine rocky worlds that might be capable of supporting life as we know it, astronomers announced today (May 10). This is by far the largest haul of alien planets ever unveiled at one time.

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