More than 1,200 new planets confirmed using new technique for verifying Kepler data

Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 5.19.29 PMScientists from Princeton University and NASA have confirmed that 1,284 objects observed outside Earth’s solar system by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft are indeed planets. Reported in The Astrophysical Journal on May 10, it is the largest single announcement of new planets to date and more than doubles the number of confirmed planets discovered by Kepler so far to more than 2,300.