In Pictures: NASA - Kepler's most excellent space discoveries

NASA’s Kepler space telescope continues to amaze

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From the first three years of Kepler data, more than 3,500 potential worlds have emerged. Since the last update in January, the number of planet candidates increased by 29% and now totals 3,538. The largest increase -- 78% -- was found in the Earth-sized category, NASA says.

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