NASA announces a big find in the galaxy: There are more planets out there.

FOX's Eben Brown reports:

NASA's Kepler probe has been searching for evidence of planets outside the solar system, or exoplanets. And researchers may have found the mother lode.

They confirm 1,284 previously unknown planets:

(Morton) "So, this is the most exoplanets that have ever been announced at one time."

Tim Morton is from Princeton University:

(Morton) "So you can see we've more than doubled the number of known exoplanets smaller than the size of Neptune and this includes over a 100 new planets smaller than 1.2 times the size of Earth."

But so far, only nine might be the right size and in the right environment to support life.

Eben Brown, FOX News.

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(NASA Ames/W. Stenzel)
(NASA Ames/W. Stenzel)

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