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NASA says 1,284 new planets found outside our solar system by Kepler telescope

An artist's concept of planetary discoveries by the Kepler space telescope.

NASA has announced the discovery of 1,284 new planets outside our solar system, more than doubling the number of known exoplanets found with the Kepler space telescope.

"This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth," said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA headquarters in Washington.

The unmanned Kepler space observatory, which launched in 2009, has been scanning 150,000 stars for signs of orbiting bodies, particularly those that might be able to suppor ... Read more »

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Human embryos cultured in lab for record time a 'major step forward' that opens ethical debate

Images of human embryo at day 10 and day 11

For the first time, scientists have kept human embryos alive in the laboratory for six days beyond the point at which it would normally implant into the uterus.

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