At last Google+ provides a reason to believe: From July 2010, via Jeffrey Sullivan.
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Searching for Planets, Finding Stars
JPL has a mission called Kepler that is searching for habitable planets in the Milky Way by looking for the diminution of a star's light as the planet crosses the star — the "transit method." So far what the mission has found is about a bazillion stars not visible to us here on earth…