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New Discoveries of Kepler Telescope

Kepler Mission continues to deliver good results. Scientists from the University of Arizona who manage Kepler, said that by the eponymous Telescope have discovered 104 new exoplanets, reported the online edition of CNET.

This is the largest number of new exoplanets found by a search. So far, a total of 1284 confirmed exoplanets that have been discovered by Kepler. All are from the first stage of the mission, which ended in 2013, when the unit is damaged, but scientists were able to reconnect with him in 2014 and shortly thereafter began again to use it. Thus the total number of extrasolar planets so far has reached 3473.

Information on new exoplanets can be viewed by everyone astronomers. Scientists hope is that it will be open to potential candidates for in-depth study to examine their atmospheres and any conditions that are suitable for the existence of life.

At least four new planets may be rocky like Earth or the Moon. They are located 181 light years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Aquarius and circling in orbit around a star that is half the size of the sun. The planets themselves are between 20% and 50% larger than Earth, are much closer to its star with orbits that circle of between 5.5 and 24 days. This puts them in the theoretical area of ​​orbits that are at a sufficient distance from the star to a temperature similar to that of Earth. But studies have yet to show whether the assumptions astronomers will be justified.

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