Tired of Earth? Kepler space telescope finds 1,284 other planets to consider

May 10, 2016 7:52 PM

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NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date.

“This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth," said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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