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Available Expert - NASA unveils list of new exoplanets

Monday, June 19, 2017

Queen’s University researcher Nathalie Ouellette is available to comment on the NASA announcement regarding new planets detected outside of our solar system. The announcement comes at the start of the Kepler/K2 Science Conference and focuses on the latest catalogue of planets detected by the Kepler telescope outside of our solar system.

“This will be the most complete catalogue of exoplanets to date,” says Dr. Ouellette. “As it stands, Kepler has detected 4,496 exoplanet candidates, but this new catalogue release will bump up that number even higher.”

Dr. Ouellette is a research associate at Queen's University in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy. Her doctoral disertation surveyed the Virgo Cluster Galaxies, and her research focus consists of galaxies and space outside of our own solar system.

Dr. Ouellette is watching the announcement at 11 am EST and will be available for comment after 2 pm.

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