Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New planets, Shooting stars, Life on Mars

Europe finds 32 new planets
European astronomers have found 32 new planets outside our solar system, adding evidence to the theory that the universe has many places where life could develop. Scientists using the European Southern Observatory telescope didn't find any planets quite the size of Earth or any that seemed habitable or even unusual. But their announcement increased the number of planets discovered outside the solar system to more than 400. More>>

Chance to see dozens of "shooting stars"
The sky will light up overnight as Earth passes through debris left by Halley's Comet. Best time to watch. Original Story: Get Out: Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks

Evidence of former civilization on Mars

(Sean David Ryan) The European Space Agency has leaked evidence clearly showing signs of civilization on Mars. This is the photo examined, as the following video explains. (Skip to 4:33 in the video). Download: marsexpress (Hale Crater, ESA).

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