Saturday January 09, 2016

NASA Confirms 100 New Alien Planets

Kepler is back at it after a malfunction and has found a bunch of new bodies that the IAU will have to figure out names for. I say we should use the Mass Effect planet index to good use.

It has found a system with three planets that are bigger than Earth, spotted a planet in the Hyades star clusterآ—the nearest open star cluster to Earthآ—and discovered a planet being ripped apart as it orbits a white dwarf star. Scientists have also found 234 possible planets that are awaiting confirmation, said Andrew Vanderburg of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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