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Learn how our solar system formed, how it was discovered and the names of the planets, dwarf planets and regions of space that orbit our sun. (Space.com) More More

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Posted on 21 April 2018 | 2:53 am | Google News

SpaceX to launch NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft - WHIO


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SpaceX to launch NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft
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And I mean that from the bottom of my heart, to all of my constituents.” As soon as President Donald Trump signs what's called a “warrant” confirming the Senate vote, Bridenstine will officially end his term in Congress. His office will remain open ...

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Posted on 18 April 2018 | 12:22 pm | Google News

NASA planet-hunter searching for worlds just like Earth - The Ledger


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NASA planet-hunter searching for worlds just like Earth
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Just 25 years ago, no one knew for sure whether the stars dotting our night skies had anything circling them that resembled planets, let alone one like Earth. Then came a NASA planet-seeker called Kepler, which starting in 2009 began finding intriguing ...

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Posted on 31 March 2018 | 3:26 am | Google News

NASA Is About to Launch a New Planet-Hunter - Bloomberg


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NASA Is About to Launch a New Planet-Hunter
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Now, the successor to Kepler is here. This planet-hunter, a 700-pound spacecraft called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is scheduled to launch next month and focus on stars nearer and brighter than those analyzed by Kepler. TESS will ...
This NASA planet-hunter is searching for worlds just like EarthThe Advocate

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Posted on 29 March 2018 | 3:37 am | Google News

Newly Discovered Solar System Matches Our Own - Voice of America


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Newly Discovered Solar System Matches Our Own
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The newly discovered planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90. The system is about 2,545 light-years away. A light-year is about 9.5 trillion kilometers. Researchers have named the planet Kepler-90i. Like Earth, Kepler-90i is the third farthest planet ...

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Posted on 1 January 2018 | 5:02 pm | Google News

Oumuamua: First alien object to visit our solar system is wrapped in strange organic coat, scientists reveal - The Independent


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Oumuamua: First alien object to visit our solar system is wrapped in strange organic coat, scientists reveal
The Independent
The first ever interstellar visitor to our solar system is wrapped in a layer of organic insulation, scientists have said. Oumuamua has enthralled astronomers and the public since it flew through the solar system in October. As the first alien rock to ...
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This asteroid is our solar system's first known 'alien' visitorPBS NewsHour

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Posted on 18 December 2017 | 11:02 am | Google News

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