In its final days, NASA's Kepler found to discover exoplanet trio

Updated: May 31 2023 1:39PM

New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) A team of astrophysicists and citizen scientists have identified a trio of exoplanets, which may have been some of the last planets that NASA's retired Kepler space telescope observed over its nearly decade-long mission.

These exoplanets are all between the size of Earth and Neptune and closely orbit their stars.

"They're exciting because Kepler observed them during its last few days of operations. It showcases just how good Kepler was at planet hunting, even at the end of its life," said Elyse Incha, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, US.