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Astronomers Discover Alien Solar System Similar to Our Own

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July 26, 2012
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The solar system named Kepler-30 is 10,000 light years away and may help scientists with planet formation research.


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NASA (July 15, 2013) Caleb: If you want to look back in time to the beginning of our solar system, look no further than comets and asteroids. Molly: These solar system time capsules have been giving away secrets of not only how our solar system formed, but also the planets that call it home. Dr. Paul Chodas: What are the materials that form the solar system? What did it look like originally? Lindley Johnson: Asteroids and comets are the leftover material that made up the solar system.
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This Week @ NASA, February 15, 2013

This Week @ NASA, February 15, 2013

NASA (Feb. 15, 2013) It may have been small, appearing so even in the best optical telescopes on Earth, but the flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 was anything but a minor event to astronomers. Never feared as a threat to anyone or anything on or around our planet, DA14, about the size of half a football field, did come within 17-thousand miles of Earth, about 5-thousand miles close than many of our satellites in geosynchronous orbit. And that gave astronomers and scientists something to see and learn about, relatively up close.
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'Ocean' Of Liquid Water Found On Icy Moon Of Saturn

'Ocean' Of Liquid Water Found On Icy Moon Of Saturn

Newsy (Apr. 3, 2014) The moon, Enceladus, might be scientists' best hope at finally finding alien life in our solar system. Video provided by Newsy
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A New Earth?

A New Earth?

CBC (Sep. 29, 2010) Astronomers believe they have found the first Earth-sized planet outside our solar system that is likely to support liquid water and life.
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