The Kepler Space Telescope, a designated planet-hunting satellite, has found its first five planets, among them an odd, massive world only as dense as Styrofoam.
'We expected Jupiter-size planets in short orbits to be the first planets Kepler could detect,' said Jon Morse, director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA in a release. 'It’s only a matter of time before more Kepler observations lead to smaller planets with longer period orbits, coming closer and closer to the discovery of the first Earth analog.'
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