Exciting Exoplanet Discovery

Astronomers announce the discovery of K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb, an exoplanet that is said to resemble Jupiter. The discovery was made using the now-retired Kepler space telescope.

“Kepler was never designed to find planets using microlensing so, in many ways, it’s amazing that it has done so,” said astronomer Eamonn Kerins of the University of Manchester.

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