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Exoplanet Candidates Revealed

January 20th, 2011 01:57 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Last summer, NASA announced that the Kepler space telescope had identified more than 700 exoplanet ‘candidates’ from the first few months of observations in 2009. Only 312 of the candidates were initially made public, while 400 others (click the green search button) were sequestered until February 2011. The team is soon expected to announce that a large number of these candidates have been confirmed as exoplanets. A non-profit organization in Boulder, Colorado supports scientific research on the Kepler data through $10 adopt-a-star donations. The price is $100 for confirmed exoplanets, so hurry while these 700+ stars are still ‘candidates’!”

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