Astronomers Find Hundreds of New Worlds, Including Unusually Close Saturn-Sized Gas Giants

Astronomers Find Hundreds of New Worlds, Including Unusually Close Saturn-Sized Gas Giants

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http://www.newsweek.com/astronomers-discover-366-new-worlds-gas-giants-kepler-k2-exoplanets-nasa-1653254

Astronomers have discovered 366 new worlds outside the solar system, including a star orbited by two gas giants that are in extremely close proximity to each other.

These extra-solar planets, or exoplanets, add to the catalog of more than 4,500 worlds discovered that orbit stars other than our sun. The find could enable researchers to understand better the evolution of planetary systems as well as showing them how unique, or not, our solar system is in the wider Milky Way.