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    The monsters are multiplying. Just months after astronomers announced hints of a giant “Planet X” lurking beyond Pluto, a team in Spain says there may actually be two supersized planets hiding in the outer reaches of our solar system.

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Uranus~I had not been aware that this planet had rings. Now I am informed that Neptune also has rings. Hmmm

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Some 57 light-years away from us is pink planet – a “dark cherry blossom” color, somewhat deeper and richer in red hue than Jupiter. Its also a bit bigger than Jupiter, about four times that planet’s size.

Saturn. I love how you can see thru the rings, and I love the different-- vertical-- orientation. Finally, I love how the Cassini probe continues to beam us such amazing photographs of the Saturn system!!!

Oct 39, 2013 : Todays announcement is for the first earth-sized plant discovery. It might be 2014 beore they announce "Borucki" - which by definition will be the first earth-sized rocky planet around a sun-like star - in the habitable zone. Todays announcement Kepler-78b is too close to its sun for life.

Storm on Saturn NASA's Cassini spacecraft has tracked the aftermath of a rare massive storm on Saturn. Data reveal record-setting disturbances in the planet's upper atmosphere long after the visible signs of the storm abated, in addition to an indication the storm was ... (View Article) www.nasa.gov/...