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Nasa space telescope spots odd new solar system

February 3rd, 2011 - 2:48 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- NASA's Kepler mission has discovered a planetary system including six planets orbiting a Sun-like star called Kepler-11, located approximately 2,000 light years from Earth. "Kepler-11 is a remarkable system ... Read more...

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Discovery of 9 new planets challenges planetary formation theory

April 14th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered nine new planets-a feat that challenges the reigning theory of the formation of planets.Two of the astronomers involved in the discoveries are based at the ... Read more...

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Planet-hunting telescope sees three alien worlds

August 7th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 7 (ANI): The planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found its first extrasolar planets, in the form of three alien worlds that had been previously discovered with ground-based telescopes.According to ... Read more...

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NASAs Kepler mission to search for Earth-sized planets

March 4th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): NASAs Kepler mission, which is all set to launch on March 6, will take a long look at the stars in the constellation Cygnus, searching for an ... Read more...

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Hottest planet ever found sizzles at 2250 degree Celsius

October 15th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists have found the hottest ever planet that sizzles at 2250 degree Celsius, which is as hot as some stars, a find that could challenge models of ... Read more...

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