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lots of planets

miklamar

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Report this Sep. 14 2012, 12:24 pm

Astronomers have found a cluster of planet-encircled stars:


http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/sep/HQ_12-322_First_Planets_Around_Clusters.html


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Report this Sep. 15 2012, 1:39 pm

Ultra Trek

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Report this Sep. 17 2012, 7:40 pm

Tohse are exoplanets. These planets are uncharted in our solar system, and, none of them, about 330, if I'm correct, have been examined, and cannot, and, or, do not support life. I have found it fascinating that NASA has not yet explored these planets to see what soil samples, and other fascinating objects can be found on these planets.

miklamar

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Report this Sep. 24 2012, 1:49 pm

Yes, Ultra Trek, as you point out, there is a big difference between planets and habitable planets!  But, if it is a numbers game, the more planets you find, the better chance you have of finding one you could live on.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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