Candidate planets spotted by Kepler increases to 1235

The latest results from the Kepler planet-finder mission are impressive: NASA Finds Earth-Size Planet Candidates In Habitable Zone, Six Planet System – NASA

> “The fact that we’ve found so many planet candidates in such a tiny fraction of the sky suggests there are countless planets orbiting sun-like stars in our galaxy,” said William Borucki of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., the mission’s science principal investigator. “We went from zero to 68 Earth-sized planet candidates and zero to 54 candidates in the habitable zone, some of which could have moons with liquid water.”


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