Editor’s Note: See this news release for the Feb. 22, 2017 announcement on the discovery of seven Earth-size exoplanets
02.26.14 – The histogram shows the number of planet discoveries by year for roughly the past two decades of the exoplanet search. The blue bar shows previous planet discoveries, the red bar shows previous Kepler planet discoveries, the gold bar displays the 715 new planets verified by multiplicity.
Read more about the discoveries here: http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/digital-press-kit-kepler-planet-bonanza.
Image Credit: NASA Ames/SETI/J Rowe