Sunday, 11 January 2015

Kepler exoplanet tally passes 1,000

NASA's Kepler space telescope's count of exoplanets has passed the magic 1,000 mark, including eight new "habitable" planets and 544 candidate planets. Having confirmed so many exoplanets and their characteristics provides a database large enough to allow astronomers to carry out statistical analysis and make very rough predictions about how many planets there are in our galaxy, as well as the odds of finding another Earth... Continue Reading Kepler exoplanet tally passes 1,000

Section: Space

Tags: Exoplanet, Kepler Mission, NASA, Space telescope

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