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Release No.: 2010-13
For Release: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 9:00am

NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Two Planets Transiting Same Star

This artist's concept illustrates the two Saturn-sized planets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission. The star system is oriented edge-on, as seen by Kepler, such that both planets cross in front of, or transit, their star. This is the first star system found to have multiple transiting planets.

NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech