HD 10180 – Record 9 Planets Found

I found another Muse-Inspirational:

HD 10180 - Record 9 Planets Found

The sun-like star, called HD 10180, located approximately 127 light-years away in the constellation Hydrus, is home to a record nine planets, making it the most populated system of extrasolar planets yet found…

“They are certainly not in the habitable zone and likely have no prospects for hosting life,” Tuomi told space.com. “However, one of the Neptune-sized planets in the system with an orbital period of 600 days is actually in the middle of the habitable zone, which makes it an interesting target when the better detection methods enable us to observe moons orbiting exoplanets in the future.”

(More at The Daily Galaxy)

The skies are crowded up there! So many places for fun stories. 🙂

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J.A. Marlow

HD 10180 - Record 9 Planets Found
A planet-wide conspiracy is waiting at Grandmother’s house…

“Always wear the red hood and cape while you are in the forest,” Grandma admonished.

For a teen with purple and red hair, and an attitude to match, the small claustrophobic city of Oburos grows ever smaller with Uncle Travis’s attempts to take over her and her mother’s life.

An invitation to visit Grandmother’s house, nestled among the giant trees filling the planet, gives Kate a welcome respite. But, there is no time for rest. A conspiracy among the forest inhabitants, moving trees, and other mysteries await her at Grandmother’s house.

Kate learns just how little she knew of the forests, much less its animals. To survive she must learn fast, and that includes trust and teamwork.

And just where was Grandma, anyway?

A Science Fiction 335 page (approximate) word stand-alone novel retelling of the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood”.

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2 thoughts on “HD 10180 – Record 9 Planets Found”

  1. The British engine now in development to travel at 5 times the speed of light will get us (or our decendents) to the newly discovered planets. Of course, by the time the engine has developed fully, they will be able to travel at much more then 5 times the speed of light.

    I now have more details for my space ship designs. Fun and games. 🙂

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