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NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates


Planetary system

NASA's Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star's habitable zone, which is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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