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the kepler spacecraft has found 750 exoplanet candidates in just the first 43 days! this is the largest number of candidates announced at once and more than all the rest found so far.

read here for info: http://www.universetoday.com/2010/06/15/new-worlds-to-explore-kepler-spacecraft-finds-750-exoplanet-candidates/
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Re: =/\= space news! Kepler space craft finds up to 750 exoplanets!
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 06:28:45 pm »
just a nitpick, but you you should probably rephrase the subject there. Kepler found 750 stars that are candidates to have planets, not 750 planets themselves.
Though, at this rate of discovery, if only a fraction of those stars have planets, Kepler is gonna find alof of 'em....

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Re: =/\= space news! Kepler space craft finds up to 750 exoplanets!
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 06:40:45 pm »
uhh.. no. read the first line of the article

The Kepler spacecraft has found over 750 candidates for extrasolar planets,
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Re: =/\= space news! Kepler space craft finds up to 750 exoplanets!
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 10:26:07 pm »
I still stand by my post - it's not 750 exoplanets found, it's candidates. Subject header is misleading.