Scientists confirm existence of 100 new planets beyond our solar system

After analyzing hundreds of signals of potential exoplanets, scientists determined which signals were created by exoplanets and which were caused by other sources

New Delhi: As scientists attempt to gain a better understanding of the solar system and search for those existing beyond our own, they have often made incredible discoveries, especially those in the form of numerous exoplanets that mimic the ones in our own solar system.

In a massive revelation, scientists have confirmed nearly 100 new planets outside our solar system, bringing the total number of exoplanets found using NASA’s K2 mission to almost 300.

“We started out analyzing 275 candidates, of which 149 were validated as real exoplanets. In turn, 95 of these planets have proved to be new discoveries,” said Andrew Mayo, a doctoral student at the Technical University of Denmark.

“This research has been underway since the first K2 data release in 2014,” said Mayo, the main author of the research published in the Astronomical Journal.

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