NASA's planet-hunting telescope Kepler has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets. The telescope was launched into space in March 2009 and measures slight changes in a star's brightness. Scientists determine whether an orbiting planet passing in front of its star causes these light changes. Planet passage can create a small shadow toward the earth and the Kepler spacecraft. NASA published their research in the Astrophysical Journal and the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Before the Kepler mission, approximately 500 exo-planets had been discovered. The newly discovered planets increase the list of confirmed planets outside of our solar system to 729. None of the newly discovered planetary systems are like our own solar system. However, the Kepler-33 system has a star that is older and bigger than our Sun with planets numerically similar to ours. It has five planets, compared to our solar system's eight, but the quintet more closely orbit their parent star than Mercury orbits our Sun.
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