Meet the galaxy’s 26 newest planets

Anonymous's picture
January 31, 2012 - 4:17pm

Chalk another one up to NASA's Kepler Mission. The Agency's team of planet-hunters announced yesterday the discovery of 11 new planetary systems, which together harbor 26 brand spanking new planets.

jedion357's picture
January 31, 2012 - 4:42pm
That's slightly over two planets per system, have to think that there could be more present that we're just not seeing.
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rattraveller's picture
February 1, 2012 - 5:38am
Are they using actually images or mathematical probability based on observations of the Stars?
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

TerlObar's picture
February 1, 2012 - 10:17am
Proabability and large computer simulations now.  Until a few weeks ago all "detections" had to be confirmed by an independent observational technique but now they have large simulations that run through thousands or millions of possibilites to rule out false detection.
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