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Before this planet's discovery, no sun-like stars had been found to host rocky worlds in their habitable zones, making Earth fairly unique in the known galaxy. Although statistics suggested many such planets orbited other …
Space · 7/31/2015
Kepler
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Gaseous planets such as Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, and Uranus have no surface to land on ... not to mention in space the sun disappears for half the day, and in a storm like one found on Jupiter, solar would be very …
TECH AERIS · 7/26/2015
Gaseous Planets
“We see a similar pulsing phenomenon from planets in our solar system ... of the brown dwarf over time–no simple feat given that these objects are many thousands of times fainter than our own sun. Hallinan and his …
Planet Save · 1 day ago
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The first step in boldly going where no one has gone before is to re-name the planet. Kepler-452b won't do. How about Krypton? That name is already widely known as the fictional planet from which Superman came, thus giving it cultural standing. Steven ...
Sun-Journal · 7/30/2015
Called Kepler-452b, this planet, about 60 percent larger than Earth, also orbits a Sun-like star - in 385 days ... The competition included 570 secondary-school students from104 countries - with no calculators. Actually, though the United States' students ...
Lowell Sun · 7/27/2015
NASA
Although NASA has catalogued many such planets over the last few years, Kepler 452b is the first to occupy the “habitable zone” of a sun-like star ... or it might be a dwarfish gas planet with no solid surface at all. We see you’ve been enjoying ...
World · 7/31/2015
A few important reminders about our cousin Kepler 452b: No one has seen it. Only Kepler has detected ... “Previous estimates of Earth-like planets around sun-like stars suggest that 15-25 percent of stars host …
Orange County Register · 7/29/2015
planets
A planet without a sun has been discovered for the first time ever, say astronomers. (Photo: Flickr: newdimensionfilms) Astronomers have discovered a planet without a sun, marking the first time a free-floating planet has ever been observed. The planet ...
International Science Times · 10/11/2013
The warmth of a sun has long been thought to be a key ingredient to life. But astronomers say 'rogue', sun-less planets that wander the stars could still harbour extra-terrestrials. While it sounds like science fiction, these planets may offer scientists a ...
Daily Mail · 4/9/2015
We discovered the first Earth-like planet outside our solar system, capped a nine-and-a-half year space journey with the first shots back from Pluto, and saw the first report of a landmass "missing" its sun. I got the …
The Huffington Post · 7/29/2015