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Determining an Exoplanet

Check out this recent report from NASA on an exoplanet named Fomalhaut b, which orbits a 200-million-year-old star [10+08] called Fomalhaut, every 872 years [10+02]: “A second look at data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is reanimating the claim that the nearby star Fomalhaut hosts a massive exoplanet. The study suggests that the planet, named [...]

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Planets Beyond Our Solar System

Scientists have made an important discovery in their search for life outside of our solar system.  NASA announced yesterday that its Kepler mission discovered two planets, roughly the size of Earth, called Kepler-20e  and Kepler-20f. “They are the smallest exoplanets ever confirmed around a star like our sun.”  Part of a five-planet system called Kepler-20, [...]

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What other planets could be out there like earth?

Yesterday during the LIFE show in the Planetarium at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the narrator spoke of the exciting, new discovery of other possible worlds by the Kepler Telescope! In Time online, there is an article titled ‘Kepler Finds a Swarm of New Worlds.’ At the top of the article, there is [...]

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Super Discovery by 10 year old

From CNN news…  “A 10-year-old Canadian girl will head back to school this month with a good case for some extra credit in science: She became the youngest person to discover a supernova during the holiday break. “Kathryn Aurora Gray of Fredericton, New Brunswick, spotted the exploding star, dubbed supernova 2010lt, on Monday from an [...]

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