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NASA's Planet Quest: the Search for Another Earth

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Sun, Jan 11th, 2015 20:34 by capnasty NEWS

NASA's Planet Quest website features news, images and even amusing retro-looking travel posters for those newly discovered but far away exoplanets. Above, Kepler-16b, where your shadow is never alone.

Like Luke Skywalker's planet "Tatooine" in Star Wars, Kepler-16b orbits a pair of stars. Depicted here as a terrestrial planet, Kepler-16b might also be a gas giant like Saturn.

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