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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  • Show Nasa there is no place like home on Earth Day - Khaleej Times
    NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NoPlaceLikeHome Event - Yahoo! News
    04/6/2015 - 2:24 pm | View Link
  • On Earth Day, Show NASA How There's #NoPlaceLikeHome With Your ... - YubaNet
    At NASA, we explore lots of planets and there’s a lot to love: the mountains on Mars, the ... more than 1,800 planets beyond our solar system.
    04/6/2015 - 6:56 am | View Link
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    04/5/2015 - 3:30 pm | View Link
  • Alien Planets Revealed - PBS
    ... are there other solar systems and planets like ... From the study of other planets, all of those somewhat-larger-than-Earth planets have lots ...
    04/2/2015 - 11:16 am | View Link
  • NASA Education Express Message -- April 2, 2015 - SpaceRef
    Dawn at Ceres: Exploring Dwarf Planets in Your Classroom Audience: Pre ... of science and support the goals of the NASA Solar System Exploration
    04/2/2015 - 7:42 am | View Link
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  • A hater’s guide to astrology: How I learned to stop getting angry about people’s dumb beliefs
    As in, frequent posts on Facebook like this: “Lots of intense energy right now. Feeling it?? There are FIVE PLANETS in Aries ... “Nooo,” I feel like saying, “the solar eclipse I traveled all the way to Australia to see did not change my aura.
    04/19/2015 - 10:10 am | View Link
  • NASA's New Telescope Using Glitter to See the Stars with 'Orbiting Rainbows,' According to JPL (VIDEO, PHOTO)
    They pointed the speckled mirror at the simulated stars and then used a camera to take pictures. With many exposures and lots of processing, an image of the two "stars" emerged using the glitter mirror. "This is a major achievement," Quadrelli said ...
    04/19/2015 - 6:58 am | View Link
  • Out There: Omega Edition Out Now, Adds Lots Of New Content And Prettier Graphics
    Planets and stars are no longer in 2D, instead being realized in full 3D, and they also spin while stars spit solar winds into the darkness of outer space. Have a look at the graphics comparison below. Other than all of those extra features, it’s still ...
    04/18/2015 - 11:33 am | View Link
  • Are there ‘orphan’ planets? Yes, billions
    Stars, even dwarf stars give off lots of electromagnetic radiation ... Of course, if one of these wandering or orphan planets comes into our solar system, it won’t matter what we call it. It will likely alter our planetary orbits. SKY SIGHTS AHEAD ...
    04/11/2015 - 5:05 pm | View Link
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    04/9/2015 - 10:53 pm | View Link
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  • The Solar Powered Mega Yacht
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    04/20/2015 - 8:35 pm | View Website
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    04/20/2015 - 7:30 pm | View Website
  • Planets For Kids
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    04/20/2015 - 7:23 pm | View Website
  • Solar System Exploration: Planets: Jupiter : Moons: Europa ...
    We are NASA's Planetary Science Division. Our hardworking robots explore the planets and more on the wild frontiers of our solar system.
    04/20/2015 - 3:34 pm | View Website
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