Kepler has spotted over 200 new planet candidates


The Kepler spacecraft has detected 219 new exoplanet candidates – and ten could be habitable. 

In a press briefing today at NASA’s Ames Research Center, scientists revealed the ‘most reliable’ catalog yet of potential planets in our galaxy, bringing the total to 4,034. 

According to the scientists, over 2,300 planets spotted during the Kepler missions have been confirmed so far, including over 30 terrestrial-sized planets that lie in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ of their star.

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In a press briefing today, scientists revealed the ‘most reliable’ catalog yet of potential planets in our galaxy, bringing the total to 4,034. In addition, the researchers identified a notable distinction between groupings of small planets that could help guide the search for alien life

A NEW BRANCH IN THE ‘FAMILY TREE’

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