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Some articles on planets, planet:

2678 Aavasaksa
... Minor planets navigator 2677 Joan 2678 Aavasaksa 2679 Kittisvaara Small Solar System bodies Minor planets Designation Groups Moons Meanings of names Pronunciation of names Asteroids ...
The Sublimed - Dra'Azon
... Specifically, the Dra'Azon maintain a number of so-called "Planets of the Dead" worlds which, because the civilisations that originally inhabited these ... Around such planets a Quiet Barrier is maintained, preventing communication in or out ... Schar's World in the novel) are allowed on the surface of such planets as stewards, and have routine though infrequent contact with the rest of galactic civilisation ...
PSR B1257+12 - Planetary System - Planets
... In 1992, Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail discovered that the pulsar has two planets ... These were the first extrasolar planets ever to be confirmed as pulsar planets, they surprised many astronomers who expected to find planets only around main-sequence stars ... surrounded the system, because of a claim of an earlier pulsar planet around PSR 1829-10 that had to be retracted due to errors in calculations ...
2366 Aaryn
... Minor planets navigator 2365 Interkosmos 2366 Aaryn 2367 Praha Small Solar System bodies Minor planets Designation Groups Moons Meanings of names Pronunciation of names Asteroids ...
Planetary Core
... core consists of the innermost layer(s) of a planet ... core size can range from about 20% (the Moon) to 85% of a planet's radius (Mercury) ... these cores are proportionately much smaller than those of terrestrial planets, gas giants are so large that their cores can actually be larger than Earth ...

Famous quotes containing the word planets:

    I would sell my life to avoid
    the pain that begins in the crib
    with its bars or perhaps
    with your first breath
    when the planets drill
    your future into you....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Why are all these dolls falling out of the sky?
    Was there a father?
    Or have the planets cut holes in their nets
    and let our childhood out,
    or are we the dolls themselves,
    born but never fed?
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)