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Milky Way Could Have Over 100 Million Solar System Analogs

Besides his Calabash pipe, Sherlock Holmes is always caricatured as having a huge magnifying glass to hunt for clues. Astronomers attending the American Astronomical Society Meeting in Washington D.C. say that they have used nature's magnifying glass to hunt for solar systems like ours. Scott Gaudi of Ohio State University reported that, in a preliminary [...]

January 6, 2010
11:44 PM EST