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Two Newly Discovered Planets Locked In Strange Orbit

Astronomers working on NASA’s Kepler Mission have discovered two planets of very different composition and densities, locked in extremely close orbits to each other around their parent star. One of the planets is a rocky ‘super-Earth’ about 1.5 times the size of our planet and 4.5 times the mass. The other is a ‘Neptune-like’ gaseous [...]
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Kepler scientists find freaky solar system that's unlike anything we've seen before [Space]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (2 years ago)

NASA scientists working on the Kepler Mission have discovered an unprecedented solar system, in which two planets with vastly different densities and compositions are locked in a surprisingly close orbit around their star. The findi... Read Post

NASA's Kepler mission and UF astronomer find 2 new planets orbiting double suns

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Using data from NASA's Kepler mission, a team that includes a University of Florida astronomer has discovered two new planets orbiting double star systems, something that had never been seen until last September... Read Post

Astronomers with NASA's Kepler Mission find 'puzzling pair of planets'

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

AMES, Iowa – Two planets with very different densities and compositions are locked in surprisingly close orbits around their host star, according to astronomers working with NASA's Kepler Mission. One planet is a rocky super-Earth a... Read Post


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