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Kepler team announces largest-ever collection of 1,284 verified new exoplanets

Kepler team announces largest-ever collection of 1,284 verified new exoplanets What’s more, Kepler reports nine confirmed exoplanets of Earth-like size in their star’s Goldilocks zone.At the core of Kepler’s ability to say it has found planets lie its methods of prediction and verification.

NASA’s TESS mission on track to start hunting exoplanets in 2017

NASA’s TESS mission on track to start hunting exoplanets in 2017 Ever since it debuted in 2009, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has redefined our understanding of other star systems.Now TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is ticking along on schedule to launch in 2017.