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Original Subject: Today on SPACE.com -- Tuesday, January 29, 2002
Original Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 08:23:48 -0500
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Today on SPACE.com -- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 -- http://www.space.com/
Today in Science/Astronomy:
* 5 Great Cosmic Mysteries: Is There Life Beyond Earth?
It's an amazing, electrifying, even terrifying feeling: Stare
into a starry night sky and ask yourself if someone, or
something, might be staring back. Just the thought is enough to
make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. But even now,
after centuries of wondering, and decades of actively
looking, humans still don't know the answer.
* 30 Billion Earths? New Estimate of Exoplanets in Our Galaxy
Chances are you haven't spent a whole lot of time wondering how
many Jupiter- like planets exist in our galaxy. But Charley
Lineweaver has, because it bears on a more important question:
How many potentially habitable planets are there?
* Horsehead Nebula Captured In Stunning New Detail
The famous Horsehead Nebula has been captured in unprecedented
detail in new images from the European Southern Observatory
(ESO)'s Very Large Telescope (VLT).
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