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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    07/20/2017 - 1:19 am | View Link
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    07/18/2017 - 5:00 pm | View Link
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    07/11/2017 - 8:41 pm | View Link
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    07/10/2017 - 11:53 pm | View Link
  • What Science is Telling Us About Earth’s Electromagnetic Fields & How They Connect to Our Own
    Well, it implies order, structure, and as Dr. Rozman puts it, “an alignment within and amongst systems – whether quantum particle, organisms, human beings, social groups, planets or galaxies ... the harmful effects of solar radiation, cosmic rays ...
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  • Planets
    We are NASA's Planetary Science Division. Our hardworking robots explore the planets and more on the wild frontiers of our solar system.
    07/17/2017 - 11:18 am | View Website
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  • Exoplanet Orbit Database | Exoplanet Data Explorer
    The site of California and Carnegie program for extrasolar planet search.
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    07/16/2017 - 6:58 pm | View Website
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