Thursday, January 28, 2010

Kepler caught five new planets

five planets, Kepler, telescope, NasaStriking news! Five new planets were detected by NASA’a telescope called Kepler. The space telescope was designed to target Earth-like planets.

The planets are known to have a much bigger size than that of the Earth. The fifth planet, named 8b, is similar in size to Neptune. The other four ones exceed the size of Jupiter.

Scientists were surprised by the speed the planets spin around their stars, which is very high. The planets are extremely hot as well, for instance, two of them are as hot as lava. 

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