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NASA finds 11 new solar systems


Reuters – 4 hours ago

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: NASA‘s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found 11 new planetary systems, including one with five planets all orbiting closer to their parent star than… 352 more words


Nine Planets Become 12 with Controversial New Definition

Update Aug. 17: Astronomers Sharply Divided on New Planet Definition

The tally of planets in our solar system would jump instantly to a dozen under a highly controversial new definition proposed by the… 91 more words

Exopolitical Interventions

At Last, Earth-Sized Alien Worlds (Infographic)


by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Contributor

Date: 20 December 2011 Time: 01:02 PM ET

  On Dec. 20, 2011, astronomers announced the discovery an alien… 97 more words


Planets Large and Small Populate Our Galaxy (Infographic)


by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Contributor

Date: 05 December 2011 Time: 05:03 PM ET

  Astronomers have discovered more than 700 alien planets beyond the… 224 more words