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Thursday, February 27, 2014

NASA Discovered 715 New Planets

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NASA's Kepler telescope finds 715 new planets outside solar system

The Associated Press 
Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014 2:39PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:48PM EST

WASHINGTON -- The Earth's galaxy is looking far more crowded and hospitable. NASA on Wednesday confirmed a bonanza of 715 newly discovered planets outside the solar system.

Douglas Hudgins, NASA's exoplanet exploration program scientist, called the announcement a major step toward the planet-hunting Kepler telescope's ultimate goal: "finding Earth 2.0."  Next page

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