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What did you do today? If your job involves working with the Kepler telescope, the answer may be a nonchalant “Oh, I just announced the discovery of 715 new planets.” This is a great announcement. The 715 planets are located

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Every 2.2 days, the exoplanet HD 189733b revolves around its main star — an entire year on this planet lasts less than three days. It’s a good jaunt to get over to HD 189733b at 63 light years from the

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When I think of binary star systems, my mind can’t help but pull up images of Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s home planet. I imagine a desert planet with two suns in the sky and an interplanetary space battle raging high up

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