927+ exoplanets detected so far

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    Aug 08, 2013 1:44 PM GMT
    A total of 927 extrasolar planets (in 715 planetary systems, including 144 multiple planetary systems) have been identified as of 8 August 2013.
    The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia

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    Aug 10, 2013 12:54 PM GMT
    some enlightening words on these worlds



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    Aug 10, 2013 1:30 PM GMT
    Who do I have to pay to get a planet named after me?

    Planet "Rilla"
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    Aug 10, 2013 2:17 PM GMT
    So these are planets in other solar systems that are similar to Earth in atmosphere & water & air ratio?.....
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    Aug 10, 2013 2:39 PM GMT
    spgem saidSo these are planets in other solar systems that are similar to Earth in atmosphere & water & air ratio?.....

    We don't actually know those sorts of details yet. We really just know their mass and physical size. From that we can guess what their structure is (rocky or gaseous) but not those sorts of fine details. There are a few planet where we can say something about the atmosphere but they are an exception. To do really get detailed information we'll need better telescopes. Which almost certainly won't happen any time soon, the way NASA's budget is going.
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    Aug 10, 2013 2:44 PM GMT
    Yeah and we'll go to them and fuck up those planets aswell