Space

1,284 More Planets Fall Out Of The Sky

In its quest for Earth-like planets outside our solar system, Kepler, NASA’s planet-hunting telescope, has so far, found 1,284 new planets. Nine of these orbit in their star’s “Goldilocks Zone”—the region around a star that’s neither too hot, nor too cold for water to exist in a liquid state.

This takes the tally of exoplanets to over 2,000 exoplanets (and counting.)

h/t: NPR

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