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Gemini Planet Imager to Crank Out Exoplanet Photos

January 7, 2014
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The new Gemini Planet Imager can take pictures of planets in other solar systems with ease - something that's only been done a few times before.

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Newsy (Oct. 17, 2012) — A team of European astronomers located a new exoplanet with a mass similar to Earth. The planet is just 4.4 light years away.
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Exoplanet With the Longest Year Discovered

Exoplanet With the Longest Year Discovered

Buzz60 (July 23, 2014) — Kepler Space Telescope found the exoplanet with the longest year outside of our solar system, at just under two earth years. That's pretty short when you compare to some others in our Solar System. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains. Video provided by Buzz60
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Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Alleged "Flower"

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Alleged "Flower"

Newsy (Jan. 7, 2013) — The so-called Mars "flower" photo was snapped on Dec. 19 by the microscope-like Mars Hand Lends Imager at the end of Curiosity's robotic arm.
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NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Mars

NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Mars

NASA (July 12, 2013) — Caleb: It turns out what we discover ends up leading us to new questions. Molly :The Mariner 4 mission was the first to take us to mars, and in doing so, changed everything we thought we knew about the red planet. Dr. Jim Garvin: There is this mystery of Mars. Mars is unavoidably special. Dr. Nicky Fox: The red planet, it's so often visible in the sky that, you know, you feel like it's just over there. Dr. Ralph McNutt: Mars has been subject of a lot of speculation for a long number of years.
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