Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Planet Discovered Outside Solar System!

Scientists said the discovery of a fifth planet orbiting a star about 40 light years from our solar system suggests there are many solar systems packed with planets. The new planet is much bigger than Earth. The planet is a similar distance away from its sun, 55 Cancri, as earth is from the sun, making it a bit warmer than the earth but not very much. The technology needed to record data, electronic images, and photos of distant places keeps on impressing me as new and wonderful discoveries are made.

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