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1,000 new worlds

Posted on March 2nd, 2012 at 8:51 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


NASA has announced that the latest Kepler data dump contains 1,091 extrasolar planet candidates, with 196 Earth-sized planets among them. The data shows “a clear trend toward smaller planets at longer orbital periods is evident with each new catalog release. This suggests that Earth-size planets in the habitable zone are forthcoming if, indeed, such planets are abundant.” Total Kepler candidates as of February 27, 2012: 2,321.

  1. But does this stop our species from arguing about invisible lines in the sand or who gets what?

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