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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  • View from Mars Hill: Thanksgiving according to the planets - Arizona Daily Sun
    Our solar system thus is now officially comprised of eight planets along with the sun, moons, asteroids, comets, dwarf planets and lots of...
    11/21/2015 - 7:14 am | View Link
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    Congrats! The Universe Is Expecting Two Or Three New Baby Planets - MTV
    11/19/2015 - 12:18 pm | View Link
  • Open nights at Rutgers astronomical observatory incite interest in ... - Daily Targum
    ... astronomy to see a small part of our solar system. ... at anything from the moon, to planets and ... “Astronomy has very wide appeal, lots ...
    11/18/2015 - 1:09 pm | View Link
  • Former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory director speaks - Student Life
    ... been observing the outside astronomically lots of ... view of planets in the solar systems suddenly got a real jolt, and we realized that our ...
    11/16/2015 - 5:08 am | View Link
  • DPS 2015: Pluto's small moons Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra ... - Planetary Society
    Yes, this is actually the crazy situation going on between Pluto and ... - Business Insider
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  • Our mostly dry planetary neighbors once had lots of water—what does that imply for us?
    We had our suspicions about Mars. Now we’re sure. Our two closest solar system neighbors once had oceans – planet-encircling, globe-girdling, Earth-like oceans. But waterbearing planets are fragile. Venus didn’t have the right stuff and lost her ...
    06/28/2015 - 10:48 pm | View Link
  • In Repurposing Kepler, NASA Has Lots of Practice
    But mission managers simply switched their science goals to a “warm mission,” using two remaining infrared detectors to look at planet-forming disks, gas giant planets, distant galaxies, and asteroids in our solar system. The reincarnated telescope ...
    08/20/2013 - 9:46 am | View Link
  • There Are Lots of Earth-sized Planets Out There
    contains good news for those searching for habitable worlds outside our solar system. It shows that 17 percent of all Sun-like stars have planets one to two times the diameter of Earth orbiting close to their host stars, according to a team of astronomers ...
    01/6/2013 - 12:33 pm | View Link
  • Lots of planets might have big moons just like ours
    But it appears the Moon might be surprisingly ordinary compared to those in other solar systems. Researchers at the University of Zurich and the University of Colorado ran a series of computer simulations to see how planets form from gas and smaller chunks ...
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  • Kepler Co-Investigator Spills The Beans: Lots of Earth-like Planets
    Daily Mail "Hundreds of new planets have been discovered by Nasa's new space probe, sparking new hope of life outside our solar system. Up to 140 of the newly-found planets are rocky and Earth-like containing both land and water, conditions which could ...
    07/24/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Planets For Kids
    Welcome to Planets for Kids I really hope you enjoy the information that I have provided on this website. You will find lots of information about our solar system ...
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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 ...
    11/22/2015 - 1:21 am | View Website
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    The planets today shows you where the planets are now as a live display - a free online orrery. In this solar system map you can see the planetary positions from 3000 ...
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  • The Nine Planets Solar System Tour
    The New Solar System. Summarizes what we've learned from interplanetary explorations in the last 25 years. My primary reference for The Nine Planets.
    11/21/2015 - 11:55 pm | View Website
  • The Nine Planets Solar System Tour
    Nine Planets - Solar System Tour. This website is an overview of the history, mythology and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in ...
    11/21/2015 - 2:22 pm | View Website
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