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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    NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. More
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    One of the scientists who developed the theory of the Higgs boson says the particle should be renamed to acknowledge the contributions of others involved in the work. More
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    Now at a huge expense we might be able to send people to Mars and maybe some of the other planets in our solar system, but beyond that it may be impossible. You have to leave the door open a crack, though, because as little as one hundred years ago the ...
    09/22/2017 - 3:21 am | View Link
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    09/19/2017 - 4:00 pm | View Link
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    09/18/2017 - 1:11 am | View Link
  • Global Uprisings and the Uranus-Pluto Effect
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    09/17/2017 - 10:06 pm | View Link
  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 winners revealed – and they're out of this world
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    09/14/2017 - 8:49 pm | View Link
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  • Build a Solar System Model | Exploratorium
    A table to help build or draw a scale model of the solar system. Specify the size of the sun and the sizes of and distances between various objects are calculated.
    09/20/2017 - 1:12 am | View Website
  • Exoplanet Orbit Database | Exoplanet Data Explorer
    The site of California and Carnegie program for extrasolar planet search.
    09/18/2017 - 6:46 pm | View Website
  • The Solar System
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    09/17/2017 - 5:11 am | View Website
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