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News of NASA’s recently discovered planets



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NASA has recently discovered 715 new planets and four of them could support Earth-like life. This is the largest discovery of planets at once. The Kepler space telescope is what made the discovery. The Kepler space telescope makes its voyage through space discovering new worlds. Planets that can sustain liquid water and are located the right distance from a star are called habitable zones.

About 95 percent of the planets discovered by the telescope are smaller than the planet Neptune. One of the newly discovered planets is two times the size of Earth. There is always the possibility of where life might survive beyond Earth. Compositions and atmospheres are still being studies with the newly discovered planets.

The newly discovered planets were found in our Milky Way region. Researchers are studying to determine if these planets are water worlds or gaseous planets. One of these new planets are 70 percent larger than Earth. All of them are big and beautiful and they each have their own star. Scientists use a special technique called verification by multiplicity to make their discovery complete.

Astronomers are calling these new planets super-Earths. The new planets orbit nearby red dwarf stars. These stars are smaller than the sun and they burn little fuel. Our solar system holds so many secrets that one can never tell what will be discovered next. You soon will not have to imagine any longer because discoveries lead to real happenings.

Earth beings have always wondered about space and all the seen and unseen. With the help of the Kepler telescope, the unseen can be definitely in view. This telescope also collects data so scientists and other researchers can determine the truth. To many it may seem mysterious, but in fact, it is not mysterious at all. The unique telescope has a mission called planet hunting. The Kepler team of researchers continues to amaze the world.

The Kepler telescope was first launced about five years ago and has been making discoveries ever since. Our galaxy has a much larger neighborhood now. The more other worlds are search for in space exploration, now the more are being easily found. Planet hunting results are becoming more and more positive. These new planets look very much like our own planet Earth. In 2018, scientists will begin searching for the universe's first galaxies. Discovering the new planets was not an easy job. Science is surely gaining from this discovery.

A team of astrologers from the United Kingdom and Chile played an important role in the discovery of the new planets. They expect to find more low mass planets in the very near future. The Kepler spacecraft is responsible for half of all the discoveries made in the planet hunting field over the last 20 years. This is the largest discovery of planets in history. It is really exciting to know that there are hundreds of new validated planets, and a few of them may just like our own planet Earth. Planetary scientists will continue their journey along with the Kepler.

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