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Tatooine-like planet discovered (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Although cold and gaseous rather than a desert world, the newfound planet Kepler-16b is still the closest astronomers have come to discovering Luke Skywalker's home world of Tatooine. Like Tatooine, Kepler-16b ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Astronomy
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Meteorites reveal story of Martian climate

Liquid water is not stable on Mars' surface because the planet's atmosphere is too thin and temperatures are too cold. However, at one time Mars hosted a warm and wet surface environment that may have been conducive to life. ...

dateJan 10, 2018 in Space Exploration
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