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10 Awesome Pluto Facts

Little did Clyde W. Tombaugh know that on the night of February 18th 1930 his discovery would lead to the greatest divide in the astronomical community since the beginning of time… OK, well that might be a slight exaggeration, but maybe not. Either way, the great (once a Planet, now a Dwarf Planet) Pluto was discovered
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The Transit Method: How to Detect Exoplanets

If you had $550 million US dollars, what would you do with it? Maybe you’d buy a house, new car, take a vacation, buy a small island, host the Olympics or possibly something else extravagant. Well, not too long ago NASA and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics found themselves asking that same question and decided
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Kepler 452b the Second Most Awesome Planet

With the recent discovery of Kepler 452b, there’s renewed excitement about life throughout the universe, other than that found on Earth. Kepler 452b is being called Earth’s older cousin, big brother or even Earth 2.0, among countless other names. Despite the fun nicknames, Kepler 452b is awesome for many other reasons. What are Kepler 452b’s Earth-like Qualities?
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