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Kepler Space Telescope's Alien Planet Bonanza Explained (Infographic)

Explanation of new exoplanets found by Kepler Space Telescope.
A powerful new technique for hunting alien planets yields a major new crop of new worlds. (Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

Armed with a new method for validating multiple-planet solar systems, scientists have identified a new batch of 715 previously unknown exoplanets. This raises the total of verified planets to 1,700.

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Karl Tate
Karl's association with SPACE.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. Starting in 2010, Karl has been TechMediaNetwork's infographics specialist across all editorial properties.  Before joining SPACE.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating  news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Karl on Google+.