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Using NASA’s Kepler Space telescope, scientists discover over 100 new exoplanets

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Tokyo : Scientists have discovered a cache over 100 new exoplanets using data from NASA’s Kepler Space telescope as well as ground-based observatories. The diverse planets are expected to play a large role in developing the research field of exoplanets and life in the universe.

Exoplanets, which revolve around stars other than the sun, have been actively researched in recent years.

One of the reasons is the success of the Kepler Space Telescope, which launched in 2009 to search for exoplanets. If a planet crosses in front of its parent star, then the observed brightness of the star drops by a small amount. The Kepler Space Telescope detected many exoplanets using this method.

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