DailyDirt: Exoplanets Everywhere!

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There are about 700 confirmed exoplanets that astronomers have indirectly observed. The Kepler Space Telescope has gathered a vast amount of data, and it suggests that there are probably planets orbiting nearly every star. Now that we know about all these planets, it's fun to speculate about how much life could exist on them. So here are just a few links for those of you who want to know where our alien neighbors might be. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    The Real Michael, 21 Dec 2012 @ 5:18am

    I love outer space. The one thing I don't like is how they make artistic renditions of planets, pretending they know what they're made up of, their atmosphere, etc. when they cannot actually see them. If these people want credibility, they need to stop presenting this fantasy as if it were fact. It will be quite awhile before we're able to obtain a visual on an exoplanet.

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