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    NASA Has Discovered 1,284 New Planets

    That’s far out, man. The Kepler Space Telescope has identified a plethora of new worlds outside our modest solar system, and nine of them fall in the “Goldilocks Zone” — neither too close nor too far from a star, and thus potentially habitable. Kepler has been systematically studying 100,000 stars, looking for possible planets passing in front of them, and it has another 1,327 potential planetary candidates on top of those announced Tuesday. Next year NASA will launch another telescope, TESS, to study closer Earth-like planets for life-sustaining potential.

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