Kepler discovers new planets

August 26, 2010 10:17:44 PM PDT
Two planets slightly smaller than Saturn have been discovered orbiting a star 2,000 light years away.

It is a first for NASA's Kepler space telescope, whose mission is to look for signs of planets passing in front of stars.

It is the first discovery of multiple planets orbiting the same star other than our own.

While scientists hope Kepler will find earth-like planets these do not qualify because they are too big and too hot.


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