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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  • Reasons to Believe
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    03/20/2018 - 1:00 am | View Link
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  • Gravity Assist Podcast: Venus, with David Grinspoon
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    03/1/2018 - 2:06 am | View Link
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  • Planets For Kids
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    03/18/2018 - 11:51 am | View Website
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  • The Solar System
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