Scientists confirm existence of 1,284 more Milky Way planets, including 9 that could be Earth-like

May 10, 2016 7:52 PM

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After sifting through data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, scientists said Tuesday they’ve confirmed the existence of 1,284 planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy.

The announcement more than doubles the number of validated planets discovered by the veteran planet-hunting spacecraft, bringing the total number to about 2,325.

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