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NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers 461 New Planet Candidates

07/01/2013

NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers 461 New Planet Candidates

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • NASA's Kepler mission Monday announced the discovery of 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.
    , Based on observations conducted from May 2009 to March 2011, the findings show a steady increase in the number of smaller-size planet candidates and the number of stars with more than one candidate.

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