Monday, March 10, 2014

715 New Planets

NASA has announced the discovery of 715 new planets. Awesome. I wonder if one has unicorns? These planets orbit 305 stars. The size of the planets being discovered is being reduced as well. I remember when exo planets were first being discovered, they were of large size and some people theorized that most likely most planets are large and smaller planets a rarity because, basilisks and fairies.
Sampling error. In all honesty most 'techie' papers (as techie as I can get without hemorrhaging a hemisphere out of my left nostril) suggested it was a sampling error.

NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system.
Nearly 95 percent of these planets are smaller than Neptune, which is almost four times the size of Earth. This discovery marks a significant increase in the number of known small-sized planets more akin to Earth than previously identified exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system.
Watch out for brailians ( that's brain aliens).

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