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Are they exactly same or somehow different?

(1) The places contain many forms of life that have not yet been discovered.

(2) The places contain many forms of life that have not been discovered yet.

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The question is really whether the adverb yet modifies the same verb construction have (not) been discovered. It does and there's no perceivable nuance.

It's like comparing: He's not yet home with He's not home yet.

However, it can happen that the placement of the modifier in the sentence alters the meaning:

He does not understand clearly what you are saying is different from:

He does not understand what you are saying clearly because clearly modifies different verbs in these two examples.

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  • Ronald, Now I fully understand that. Thank you for your kind answer. Have a great day and happy new year!
    – Park Mike
    Dec 31, 2017 at 14:42

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