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Started on Vets Day is the largest telescope mankind has ever built. They say it will outshine Hubble by 10 times and it is on top a mountain in S. America.

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So if Science hasn't decoded all the info on this new find they {after a long while} can sure us it on this exoplanet......

Scientists think they just found the most important planet outside our solar system, as the title explains


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© Dana Berry/SkyWorks/NASA via AP This artist’s conception made by Dana Berry of SkyWorks and provided by NASA on Nov. 6, 2015 shows GJ 1132b, foreground, a rocky planet similar to the Earth in size and mass, orbiting a red dwarf star. The planet is 39… A small planet, just a bit bigger than Earth, has been spotted in our stellar neighborhood, just 39 light-years away.

Known as GJ 1132b, it is the closest rocky exoplanet to have ever been found, and astronomers say it could provide our most in-depth look yet at an alien world not so different than our own.

Drake Deming, an astronomer at the University of Maryland, was so excited about the findings, published this week in Nature, that he described the new world as "arguably the most important planet ever found outside the solar system" in an accompanying News and Views article.

The newly discovered planet is just 16 percent larger than Earth, and it is made of rock and metal like our own planet. However, scientists say it is not likely to host life as we know it.

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Granny says dat's prob'ly where Uncle Ferd's lil' green friends come from...

Ninth planet may exist beyond Pluto
Sun, Feb 12, 2017 - There might be a ninth planet in the solar system after all, and it is not Pluto.
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Two astronomers reported in January last year that they had compelling signs of something bigger and farther away — something that would satisfy the current definition of a planet, where Pluto falls short. “We are pretty sure there’s one out there,” said Michael E. Brown, a professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology. What Dr. Brown and a fellow Caltech professor, Konstantin Batygin, have not done is actually find that planet, so it would be premature to start revising mnemonics of the planets.

In a paper published in the Astronomical Journal, Brown and Batygin lay out a detailed circumstantial argument for the planet’s existence in what astronomers have observed: a half-dozen small bodies in distant elliptical orbits. What is striking, the scientists said, is that the orbits of all six loop outward in the same quadrant of the solar system and are tilted at about the same angle. The odds of that happening by chance are about 1 in 14,000, Batygin said. A ninth planet could be gravitationally herding them into these orbits.


An artist’s impression of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, is seen in this NASA image

For the calculations to work, the planet would be at least an equal to Earth, and most likely much biggererhaps a mini-Neptune with a mass about 10 times that of Earth. That would be 4,500 times the mass of Pluto. Alessandro Morbidelli of the Cote d’Azur Observatory in France, an expert in dynamics of the solar system, said he was convinced. “I think the chase is now on to find this planet,” he said.

Pluto, at its most distant, is 4.6 billion miles from the sun. The potential ninth planet, at its closest, would be about 20 billion miles away; at its farthest, it could be 100 billion miles away. One trip around the sun would take 10,000 to 20,000 years. Morbidelli said a possible ninth planet could be the core of a gas giant that started forming during the infancy of the solar system; a close pass to Jupiter could have ejected it. Back then, the sun resided in a dense cluster of stars, and the gravitational jostling could have prevented the planet from escaping to interstellar space.

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The wacky weed has gotten into Brown's mind.........

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We are pretty sure there’s one out there,” said Michael E. Brown, a professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology.
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