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Nearly 80 exoplanet candidates identified in record time


June 21, 2018

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Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and elsewhere have analyzed data from K2, the follow-up mission to NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, and have discovered a trove of possible exoplanets amid some 50,000 stars. In a paper that appears online today in The Astronomical Journal, the scientists report the discovery of nearly 80 new planetary candidates, including a particular standout: a likely planet that orbits the star HD 73344.Full Story

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