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Kepler Space Telescope Identifies 10 More Earth-Like Planets

By Editor 21 June 2017

Yesterday, research teams at NASA working with the Kepler Space Telescope, announced that they've identified 219 possible new planets, ten of which, they suspect, are potentially earth-like. Kepler is one of the most advanced operational telescopes, and it has already over 4,034 total planets as well as dozens of earth-like worlds. Mario Perez, Kepler program scientist in NASA’s astrophysics division, said, "The Kepler data set is unique, as it is the only one containing a population of these near Earth-analogs – planets with roughly the same size and orbit as Earth. Understanding their frequency in the galaxy will help inform the design of future NASA missions to directly image another Earth.”