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NASA, discovers 715 new planets, some in habitable zone 2/28/14

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    Astronomers have announced that 715 new planets have been discovered outside the Earth's solar system, including four pla

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    Astronomers have announced that 715 new planets have been discovered outside the Earth's solar system, including four planets that are more than double the size of our own.

    This discovery boosts the number of known planets in our galaxy to over 1,700.

    The newly discovered planets were all found in multi-planet systems and most are relatively small.

    Scientists found planets - all of which orbit 305 stars, making up what are known as planetary systems - when they were analyzing the observational data obtained by NASA's Kepler space telescope.

    RT's Ameera David takes a closer look at this spatial discovery.

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