Apr 212023

First discovery of extrasolar planets (now called exoplanets) was announced in 1994. As of mid-March, 2023, NASA announced that data from the Kepler Space Observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, and other instruments had located 5,312 new exoplanets. Scientists have observed another 9,245 exoplanets yet to be confirmed. Children could learn more at the NASA site, especially the Interactives Tab, at: http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/.