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NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovers 461 new planets

January 09, 2013

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovers 461 new planets

Kepler spies more planets.

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope continues to stun as officials at the U.S.-based space agency announced the discovery of nearly 500 new planets.

Officials at NASA announced the findings late Monday, saying the space telescope had discovered 461 new planet candidates. Four of the potential new planets are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun’s “habitable zone,” the region in the planetary system where liquid water might exist on the surface of a planet.

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