Another 18 Earth-sized Planets Discovered — One is EPIC!

The Cosmic Companion
May 22 · 3 min read
The transit of smaller planets in front of stars produces a curve in the light coming from the stellar body. By accounting for this slope, researchers can detect small worlds with greater precision than ever before possible. Image credit: NASA/SDO (Sun), MPS/René Heller
The 18 planets discovered in this recent study range in size from smaller than the Earth to smaller than Neptune.
The TESS spacecraft is already in space, searching for distant worlds. Credit: NASA Goddard

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James Maynard is the author of two books, and thousands of articles about space and science. E-mail: thecosmiccompanion@gmail.com

The Cosmic Companion

Exploring the wonders of the Cosmos, one mystery at a time