She said: “We alerted and his team collected the necessary spectroscopic data to unambiguously show that Kepler-1658b is a planet.
“As one of the pioneers of exoplanet science and a key figure behind the Kepler mission, it was particularly fitting to have Dave be part of this confirmation.”
Right now, NASA’s Exoplanet Archive at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute lists a total of 3,924 exoplanets.
Out of these alien worlds, 2,338 have were discovered and confirmed by Kepler.
There are another 2,423 Kepler telescopes yet to be confirmed.
Article source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1096621/NASA-alien-planet-discovery-kepler-1658b-exoplanet-alien-life-space