Sunday, May 15, 2005

Get set Ready for Another World

Hunt for extrasolar planets turns to Earth-size worlds. Ten years after finding the first planet outside our solar system, scientists say they may be ready to move into a new phase of planetary exploration -- one that examines distant worlds for signs of Earth-like life.

So far, astronomers have discovered some 145 so-called extrasolar planets orbiting stars besides our sun. [Read more]

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