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‘We Almost Doubled Just Today the Number of Planets Known to Humanity’

artist impression shows the view from the exoplanet Gliese 667Cd looking towards the planet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Our galaxy is looking far more crowded and hospitable. NASA on Wednesday confirmed a bonanza of 715 newly discovered planets outside our solar system. Scientists using the planet-hunting Kepler telescope pushed the number of planets discovered in the galaxy to about 1,700. Twenty years ago, astronomers had ...

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