Scientists from Princeton University and NASA have confirmed that 1，284 objects observed outside Earth39;s solar system by NASA39; Reported in The Astrophysical Journal on May 10， discovered by Kepler so far to more than 2，300. The researchers39; discovery hinges on a technique developed at Princeton that allows scientists to efficiently1 analyze2 by non- objects such as stars. This automated3 technique -- implemented4 software package called Vespa -- 5 the reliability7 values for over 7，000 signals identified in the latest Kepler catalog， and verified the 1， with 99 by other methods. In addition， the researchers identified 428 candidates as likely "false positives，"Timothy Morton， lead author of the study and a Princeton associate research scholar of astrophysical sciences， the vast amount of data Kepler has by direct ground-based follow-up observation untenable， he said. Follow- prior to the Princeton-NASA announcement."Vespa is a culmination8 of a change in attitude about how we deal with these large-data surveys，" Morton said. "This new problem Kepler created is that we now have of new planet candidates. Astronomers9 knew we couldn39;t follow up all of these in the traditional way， but there was nothing to replace it. This result ;Kepler， which ended data collection for its primary mission in 2013， operated by precisely10 measuring the brightness of many stars 11. The satellite looked for stars that exhibited subtle and regular dimming， is passing in front of， or transiting12， that star.