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Message 1786467 - Posted: 10 May 2016, 21:29:34 UTC
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NASA's Kepler Mission Announces Largest Collection of Planets Ever Discovered

NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date.

“This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed planets from Kepler,” said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth.”

Analysis was performed on the Kepler space telescope’s July 2015 planet candidate catalog, which identified 4,302 potential planets. For 1,284 of the candidates, the probability of being a planet is greater than 99 percent – the minimum required to earn the status of “planet.” An additional 1,327 candidates are more likely than not to be actual planets, but they do not meet the 99 percent threshold and will require additional study. The remaining 707 are more likely to be some other astrophysical phenomena. This analysis also validated 984 candidates previously verified by other techniques.


This is fantastic news for us as some of these new worlds are candidates for monitoring with the new GUPPI GBT receiver... looking forward to many happy years of searching (maybe a discovery would be nice too!)
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Message 1786680 - Posted: 11 May 2016, 13:27:17 UTC

So many planets and no way to get there.
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Message 1786681 - Posted: 11 May 2016, 13:28:26 UTC - in response to Message 1786680.  

So many planets and no way to get there.


...yet.
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Message 1791194 - Posted: 28 May 2016, 6:51:45 UTC

I hope that this one (Kepler-62f) is being looked at...
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Message 1791227 - Posted: 28 May 2016, 9:42:18 UTC - in response to Message 1791194.  
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Where would they get the oxygen to make Carbon Di-oxide ?

Planet most certainly is not Earth-like and if it has water it would most likely be frozen.
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Message 1803491 - Posted: 19 Jul 2016, 12:51:04 UTC

Another hundred-plus exoplanets announced to add to these 1,284.
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Message 1803763 - Posted: 20 Jul 2016, 17:48:45 UTC - in response to Message 1791194.  

A more universally readable entry from wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-62f


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Message 1803765 - Posted: 20 Jul 2016, 17:52:47 UTC - in response to Message 1803763.  
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FWIW I'm using AdBlock Plus (FF) on both the Linux machine I posted it on and the Windows machine I'm on now, and both load it fine. There's a blurb line at the top about it but that is all.
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...action has changed in the last few minutes, no more big red banner that blocked the whole page :-)
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