- Astronomers have confirmed the existence of more than 1,200 new planet
- The feeds in the Nasa hopes of finding a second Earth
Astronomers have confirmed the existence of more than 1200 planets around other stars. The so-called exoplanets had with the Space Telescope, “Kepler” the US space agency NASA has been spotted.
A new analysis has now shown that it is “Kepler” candidates actually NOT TRADE to distant planets in the 1284, NASA announced in Washington on Tuesday.
“This gives us hope that we discover a second Earth”
“This is the largest number of exoplanets that have been ever announced at one time,” said the lead author of the analysis, Timothy Morton of Princeton University (US state of New Jersey), at a press conference in Washington.
With the new study, the number of confirmed “Kepler” -Exoplaneten have more than doubled, said NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan. “This gives us hope that we someday there similar discover our own another Earth with a star.”
The Nasa planet hunter “Kepler” discovered until July 2015, 4302 candidates for exoplanets. 984 of which had already been previously confirmed.
Kepler was until 2009 in All
1284 more candidates are now confirmed by the new analysis in the journal “The Astrophysical Journal”. With 707 candidates it were against it probably a false alarm resulted from the scientists. 1327 more candidates are likely real planet, but a confirmation is still pending.
Overall, astronomers had already discovered various instruments more than 2,100 planets around other stars. The new analysis of the “Kepler” -Observations the number of known exoplanets now rises to around 3400th
“Kepler” was shot in 2009 to search for distant planets into space. The observatory has had to struggle with technical problems and had recently temporarily transferred in an emergency mode. Meanwhile work “Kepler” but back to normal, said NASA mission manager Charlie Sobeck.