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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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