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    Known types of alien worlds - Planets Large and Small Populate Our Galaxy infographic

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    Planets Large and Small Populate Our Galaxy (Infographic) by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist. Astronomers have discovered more than 700 alien planets beyond the solar system, and the count is rising all the time. Some are large and hot, and others are smaller and cooler, but scientists are still on the lookout for an Earth twin.

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    #Astronomy: Planets Large and Small Populate Our Galaxy #Infographic Astronomers searching for another Earth are getting closer, thanks to recent discoveries by the #Kepler space telescope. #planet #science #nature #milkyway #amazing #photography #nasa #motherearth

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    Astronomers have discovered more than 1500 alien planets beyond the solar system, and the count is rising all the time. Some are large and hot, and others are smaller and cooler, but scientists are still on the lookout for an Earth twin. They just got closer, with the announcement Dec. 5 of a planet found by NASA's Kepler space telescope to lie in the habitable zone around its star where liquid water, and perhaps life, could exist.

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Scientists have only searched through a tiny fraction of our galaxy, and with the fast advances in technology, we can expect many more interesting discoveries in the future. But for now, check out the handy infographic below, courtesy of Space.com, displaying all known types of alien worlds.

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Top 5 Potentially Habitable Alien Planets #space #astronomy #science

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Potentially habitable exoplanets. This is cool, but here's an idea: Save this planet so we don't need to use these planets

Summary of the top 5 'habitable planets'. Ps. Things are advancing so fast with recent discoveries with the Kepler Probe that we now already have an even stronger candidate than these five, Kepler-186f (see next pin on this Board), inside the Goldilocks Zone for the Red Dwarf Star it orbits & just 10% more massive than Earth. Place your bets please!

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An image from the surface of Titan (Saturn Moon with lakes/oceans) — the only image from the surface of an object farther away than Mars. - Imgur

Infographic: The nearest stars, their distances in light-years, spectral types and known planets.