Kepler Telescope Finds Over 1000 Planet Candidate

first_imgAccording to new numbers from scientists, NASA’s Kepler observatory has identified some 1,235 transiting planet candidates since in launch in March 2009. Most intriguing in these new numbers are the 54 planets that fall within the the “habitable zone,” putting them the proper distance from their stars to offer liquid water. Fifteen of the candidates have been confirmed as planets by terrestrial telescopesThe above image features the stars for the transiting planets on the top row. Our sun is on the row below, with the planets following after that.AdChoices广告last_img

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