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Release No.: 2019-08
For Release: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 1:00pm

Kepler Space Telescope's First Exoplanet Candidate Confirmed, Ten Years After Launch

Artist's concept of a Kepler-1658-like system. Sound waves propagating through the stellar interior were used to characterize the star and the planet. Kepler-1658b, orbiting with a period of just 3.8 days, was the first exoplanet candidate discovered by Kepler nearly 10 years ago.

Credit: Gabriel Perez Diaz/Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias