We are all rather familiar with the Hubble Space Telescope. This amazing piece of tech opened our eyes to the universe. It allowed us to glimpse thousands of galaxies and a number of other wonders. And of course, we are all anxiously awaiting the splendors that will be uncovered by the James Webb Space Telescope—a device that will be 100 times more powerful than any telescope that came before it.

However, there is another telescope that deserves our attention, the Kepler Space Telescope. As Hubble showed us a universe that is full of galaxies, Kepler showed us a universe that is filled with worlds.

Image showing Kepler discoveries as of 2014. Via NASA

Since its launch, we have discovered thousands of alien worlds, many of which are wild beyond our imaginings. Here are 10 amazingly strange planets that seem like they belong in science fiction.

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