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Tuesday, 21 April 2009 22:57

Swiss planet finders find smallest one so far

Swiss astronomers announced on April 21, 2009, that they found planet Gliese 581 e, the least massive planet ever found outside of our Solar System. It is just less than double the mass of Earth. They like their planets small, like Earth, because it increases the possibility of finding life.

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Tuesday, 21 April 2009 17:46

Lyrid meteor shower coming to Earth

The Lyrid meteor shower, brought to you by Comet Thatcher, is coming to everyone’s early dawn sky on and around Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Its unpredictable nature could produce a few meteors per hour or many, many more. Look at it to find out what happens.

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Astronomers with the NASA Cassini spacecraft imaging team announced that they discovered a tiny moon (S/2008 S 1) orbiting Saturn's second most outer ring. It is the 61st moon known to be orbiting the giant planet Saturn, and a huge discovery for learning more about the evolution of its ring system.

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