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Nasa probe helps discover new exoplanet

Jan 09, 2019 - Marketline Newswire

Data provided by Nasa's Kepler space telescope has helped citizen scientists to discover a new exoplanet that is half the size of Earth.

The new planet, K2-288Bb, is situated 226 light-years away in the constellation Taurus and a stellar system called K2-288, which features a pair of dim, cool M-type stars separated by nearly 5.1 billion miles.Half the size of Neptune, K2-288Bb currently circles around the smaller, dimmer star every 31.3 days.The surface of the planet could be rocky or fil...