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A Growing Abundance of “Solar Systems”
January 13, 2013 | Caltech

At least 200 billion stars fill the Milky Way, our galaxy. How many planets might orbit those stars? What would those worlds be like? Twenty years ago, it was anybody’s guess.

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715 New Planets!
March 4, 2014 | NASA
"NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system." Quoted from the NASA press release.

Voyager Left the Solar System Last Summer?
August 22, 2013 |
Researchers are debating how to determine when a spacecraft leaves a solar system. It could be when the spacecraft detects a change in magnetic field direction or a change in the relative abundance of particles coming from the sun or perhaps neither of these.

The New Island South of Japan is Growing!
December 15, 2013 | The Australian
Last month a volcanic island surfaced and began growing about 600 miles south of Japan. The eruption continues and the size of the island is growing.

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