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The Kepler Telescope, launched in March, discovered the two new heavenly bodies, each circling its own star. Telescope chief scientist Bill Borucki of NASA said the objects are thousands of degrees hotter than the stars they circle. That means they probably aren't planets. They are bigger and hotter than planets in our solar system, including dwarf planets.
a star with a small orbiting object that is hotter than the star itself. The object is too hot to be a planet but is the wrong size and density to fit any known profile for a dwarf star.
Over the next three years, Kepler will inspect 100,000 stars for evidence of rocky planets too small to be detected by ground-based observatories. Astronomers expect it to find hundreds, of which as many as 50 may be orbiting in the so-called “Goldilocks zone” where conditions are neither too hot nor too cold for life.
Originally posted by DocEmrick
Great read. Thanks for posting, S & F.
To sum things up: Scientists have no idea what they're doing. Do not listen to them. Be open to anything.