In the news: Kepler’s latest haul

NASA kicked off Exoplanet Week¬†with a big announcement from the Kepler space telescope: 219 new planet candidates, fresh-baked for you in the constellation of Cygnus. The haul includes 10 ‘Earth-like’ planets which really got the international press salivating. At this rate we should be expecting a phone call from ET any day now.

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