More than 1,200 new planets confirmed using new technique for verifying Kepler data

Posted by on May 10, 2016 6:37 pm
Categories: Science

Scientists have confirmed that 1,284 objects observed outside Earth’s solar system by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft are indeed planets. The researchers used an automated technique that allows scientists to efficiently determine if a Kepler signal is caused by a planet. It is the largest single announcement of new planets to date and more than doubles the number of confirmed planets discovered by Kepler so far.

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