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June 3, 2014 – Astronomers Puzzled Over Massive Far Off Rocky Planet.

June 3, 2014 – Astronomers Confounded By Massive Rocky World: Astronomers have discovered a rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size. This discovery has planet formation theorists challenged … Continue reading

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Weird, Wobbly World Found by Kepler.

February 5, 2014 – Weird, Wobbly World Found by Kepler: Imagine living on a planet with seasons so erratic you would hardly know whether to wear Bermuda shorts or a heavy overcoat. That is the situation on a weird, wobbly … Continue reading

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Aliens Among Us!

March 6, 2013 – An Otherworldly Discovery – Billions of Other Planets: Astronomers said Wednesday that each of the 100 billion stars in the Milky Way probably has at least one companion planet, on average, adding credence to the notion … Continue reading

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First “Habitable Zone” Planet is Discovered!

February 27, 2013 – First “Habitable Zone” Planet Discovered: The diagram above compares our own solar system to Kepler-22, a star system containing the first “habitable zone” planet discovered by astronomers. The habitable zone is the “sweet spot” around a … Continue reading

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NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Tiny Planet System.

February 22, 2013 – NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Tiny Planet System: NASA‘s Kepler mission scientists have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our sun. The planets are … Continue reading

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