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1,284 New Planets: Will Any Harbor Life?

Scientists from NASA’s Kepler mission just announced 1,284 new planets, giving us a window into the potential for life in our galaxy.

1,284 New Planets: Will Any Harbor Life?

GDoc link: What Does NASA’s New Planet Discovery Mean for Life in Space?

This May, NASA nearly doubled the number of known exoplanets, planets that orbit other stars. Scientists from the Kepler mission announced 1,284 new planets, the largest single batch of planets ever discovered. Of those planets, nine are rocky planets like Earth which could potentially support life. This discovery provides a series of clues to how likely we are to find extraterrestrial life in our galaxy.

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