A Chart of Stellar Systems

I don’t see how this won’t stir your imagination.  NASA’s  Kepler mission has been searching for planets outside of the Solar System and gathering data on the amount of planets, their size, their orbits around their stars and their composition.

One has to wonder what is happening on these planets.  Are they as desolate as Venus or Mercury or is there life there?

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/science/space/keplers-tally-of-planets.html?ref=space

Sometimes, I wonder what’s happening right now in some city that I’ve visited or some place I’ve read about.  It’s so much crazier to think that right now at this instant, there’s something happening on another planet.  Whether it’s just storms or floods of toxic rivers that is happening at this very moment somewhere real.

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