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NASA Finds Over 700 New Planets
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on March 01, 2014 @ 11:57PM
Created on March 01, 2014 @ 6:21PM

The endless universe has always been a mystery to us on Earth, but could there be new developments bringing us new information about space?

NASA scientist have recently confirmed finding 715 new planets, just in our galaxy. Of these planets, four are being compared to Earth. That would mean they are relatively the same size as our planet and at a similar distance from a major star,  which would be comparable to our sun.

So how are people expecting this to affect us going forward?

"This is something that's out of our hand, I think. I don't see us doing anything as far as advancement in technology for another 50 or 100 years. I don't think we'll see it in our lives," said Joe Tatta, Marion County resident.

We still need advancements in technology before we can ever travel to any of these planets, but scientist say in the next few years they will try to detect if the chemicals on these planets have the building blocks of life. With this new discovery., this brings the total planets orbiting stars in our galaxy to 1700.

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