Definition of exoplanet
: a planet orbiting a star that is not our sun
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Third, this approach only works for transiting exoplanets, less than one percent of the planets out there.
More than 3,600 exoplanets have been discovered since.
Of that lot, 2,335 have been confirmed as exoplanets and 50 lie in their star's habitable zone.
Between Kepler and other methods, scientists have now confirmed more than 3,600 exoplanets and found about 62 potentially habitable planets .
NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered 219 more exoplanets, including 10 Earth-size worlds.
Kepler isn't the only way astronomers have found exoplanets and even potentially habitable ones.
Before Kepler, astronomers only knew of giant Jupiter-sized exoplanets, some in astonishingly tight orbits around their stars.
Kepler isn’t the only way astronomers have found exoplanets and even potentially habitable ones.
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