Lots More Planets Found Outside Solar System

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Astronomers have found 32 new planets outside our solar system, adding evidence to the theory that the universe has many places where life could develop....

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  • Uranus is a Cool Place, But Jokes Make It the 'Saddest Planet' ... - Space.com
    ... it's completely the underdog of our solar system ... t have craters like the rocky planets, and in ... Uranus, which is large and contains ...
    05/13/2015 - 8:22 am | View Link
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    05/11/2015 - 9:47 am | View Link
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    ... flat-screen TV the size of a Hummer windshield, Murray loaded up a demo of the game that he had created for E3: a solar system of six planets.
    05/10/2015 - 2:26 pm | View Link
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    05/10/2015 - 12:32 pm | View Link
  • We're going to detect alien life in the next decade, but not where ... - Yahoo! News
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    05/10/2015 - 9:45 am | View Link
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  • Disc-shaped bright ring of dust could help understand Solar System’s infant years
    Lots and lots of dust circling the young Sun ... the team found that ‘eccentric’ versions of the giant planets in the outer solar system could explain the observed properties of the ring. “It’s almost like looking at the outer solar system when ...
    05/27/2015 - 9:20 pm | View Link
  • The easyJets of outer space: NASA planning budget crafts to explore our galaxy
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    05/26/2015 - 4:09 am | View Link
  • How weird is our Solar System?
    Planets are weirder than our own solar system would lead us to expect It's a tidy configuration ... efforts to understand this brand-new realisation. I'm sure there will be lots of other ideas—some of which will probably be very compelling."
    05/17/2015 - 9:55 pm | View Link
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    Aguilar (CfA)) To us, the solar system seems normal. But new studies of the planets sprinkled around other stars suggest ... the size of Earth have a rocky core but are also built of lots of gas, like Neptune. The findings of Marcy's team were validated ...
    01/6/2014 - 9:57 am | View Link
  • How old are the first planets?
    ... lots of rubble and that means lots of heavy elements – stuff more massive than atoms of hydrogen and helium. The elemental composition of the collapsing nebula that gave birth to the Sun and the planets of the Solar System included things like iron ...
    08/31/2012 - 6:48 am | View Link
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  • JPL Solar System Dynamics
    Ephemerides High-precision ephemerides with custom selected observing parameters are available using our HORIZONS system. Orbits Orbit diagrams for most solar system ...
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    05/27/2015 - 1:46 pm | View Website
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    We are NASA's Planetary Science Division. Our hardworking robots explore the planets and more on the wild frontiers of our solar system.
    05/27/2015 - 11:22 am | View Website
  • Planets
    All about the planets in our Solar System. The planets that orbit the sun are (in order from the sun): Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune ...
    05/26/2015 - 4:39 pm | View Website
  • The Nine Planets Solar System Tour
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    05/26/2015 - 2:01 pm | View Website
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