So far a NASA Discovery program designed to look for possible life-supporting planets has discovered 4,706 potential planets
NASA has made it a mission to discover the truth. In March 2009, the space agency launched the Kepler Mission, a NASA Discovery program designed to look for possible life-supporting planets.
So far, Kepler has discovered 4,706 potential planets (2,326 in just the first 16 months). Once confirmed by follow-up studies, these potential discoveries could continue to raise the tally of exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) over its current count of 2,056. Here are 10 images from NASA depicting these wild worlds.
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