1,284 Exoplanets Discovered by NASA

The Kepler Space Telescope recently found a further 1,284 new exoplanets. This new discovery has more than doubled the total number of known exoplanets to over 3,200. More exoplanets have been discovered in 2016 than any other year. Many of these new planets are thought to be possible candidates for harboring life. There are over 550 new rocky planets that are terrestrial and nine that are potentially habitable. This is an exciting time in the discovery of new planets. Maybe soon we will be hearing headlines about the first extraterrestrial life discovered!  

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