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Almost batting a thousand–the contribution of Kepler (and others)

There have been a few posts on TMSB regarding the Kepler satellite and reaction wheel issues affecting it.  But all that planet-hunting, the primary mission of the Kepler team, has paid off in the amount of information learned from their, and other satellites’, endeavors.  You’ll learn a thing or two if you take a read of this post:  On the Road to One Thousand Exoplanets.  According to the author, there are now nearly one thousand identified planets we know about.  And there are different kinds–no surprise there, I guess.  Read and learn.

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