1284 new statistically validated Kepler planets take Kepler planet count to 2300+

1284 new validated Kepler planets: If you can't follow up all candidate planets and verify that they are real, the Kepler team did the next best thing and figured out which ones are statistically likely planets and which ones are not. And on a sidenote, we officially now have 21 Kepler planet in the Habitable Zone, exciting - we can start to compare them (there are a few additional candidates that have not been verified yet, so the number is just growing). Congratulations to the Kepler/K2 team.

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/kepler/briefingmaterials160510

1284 new statistically validated planets make Kepler overall planet count  2300+  Image credit NASA Kepler 1284 new statistically validated planets make Kepler overall planet count 2300+ Image credit NASA Kepler

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