Stars with multiple planetshighlight Kepler’s early returns
Some are confirmed, others merely candidates, but the bonanza that the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has revealed in just its first four months of operations is doing exactly what scientists hoped for when it was launched—shaking up years of theories with new sets of intriguing questions about the formation of distant star fields and the possibility they might contain life. “Kepler has blown the lid off of everything we’ve known about Earth-sized planets,” says Yale University ...
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