1000 new exoplanets discovered

Valeria Martalò

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Yesterday the number of "alien worlds" that have been discovered by man increased exponentially. There is talk of as many as a thousand new exoplanets. In fact, NASA's "Kepler" satellite, after various problems due to a faulty gyroscope, broke a record. A great result for science and astronomy: many extrasolar planets have been discovered. But let's start from the beginning. Kepler is a telescope satellite launched on March 7, 2009 from Cape Canaveral, with the aim of discovering new extrasolar planets. And yesterday, in a ... Read all