1,284 New Exoplanets, and Tsunamis on Mars!

Using a new technique, astronomers with the Kepler space telescope have confirmed a whole bunch of new exoplanets. And other astronomers have announced that mega-tsunamis were probably involved in shaping Mars’ terrain.

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Sources:
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/0004-637X/822/2/86/meta
http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasas-kepler-mission-announces-largest-collection-of-planets-ever-discovered
http://aasnova.org/2016/05/11/a-new-way-to-confirm-planet-candidates/
http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/srep25106

Images:
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/kepler_fig2_0.jpg
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/kepler_fig3_0.jpg
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/kepler_fig6_0.jpg
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/kepler_fig7_0.jpg
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA17001
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep25106/figures/3
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mars_topography_(MOLA_dataset)_HiRes.jpg
http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/march/nasa-research-suggests-mars-once-had-more-water-than-earth-s-arctic-ocean

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