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A new study has shown that the number of exoplanets – planets outside of our solar system – discovered by NASA's Kepler may be inflated by over a third. The Kepler team's "Table of confirmed planets" (their emphasis) in that spacecraft's slice of the sky now stands at 105. According to the criteria used by NASA's Exoplanet …

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Diversionary tactics.

French sperm rates have reduced by a third, so now they want us to think about something else reduced by a third.

Huge space balls are still way more impressive than frog's balls though.

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NASA's Kepler

Who wrote the analysis software? McAfee?

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Re: NASA's Kepler

No, ex-Shell employees.

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Doesn't matter

Even with one-third less planetary candidates, there's still a whole lot more star systems with planets than we previously thought possible.

So, how about getting those star drives ready ? We got places to go now !

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Is it just me?

The main article page reports 4 comments, but when I read them, only 3

Is that a 33% false positive rate?

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