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Exoplanet tally set to reach 4000
I agree with you! This is a very exciting and mind blowing fact to learn. Not only did I find the 4000 mark interesting, but in reading the article it states that there are a further 2423 candidates detected by the Kepler telescope; with the latest exoplanet added being the Super Earth GI 686 b. This exoplanet orbits a red dwarf star- a type cooler than our sun- and was discovered just using ground telescopes. Despite there being discrepancy between two catalogues due to differing acceptance criteria, I still find this whole thing interesting! In reading, I also found the "wobble" early method of detecting new worlds neat. I am excited to see what new knowledge comes with the discovery of more exoplanets.

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RE: Exoplanet tally set to reach 4000 - by Nicole Wrishko - 03-25-2019, 07:39 AM

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