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74 Discoveries For Space Geeks

From New Planets to Galactic Weddings

— November 15, 2008 — Tech
The discovery of new planets is always a tremendous moment for science buffs and the galactically curious, so when news came that NASA’s Hubble captured the first photos of planet Fomalhaut b, there was a frenzied search for more information.

NASA says they have spotted a few gaseous new planets, and that these images are in fact the first of any planets outside of our own solar system.

If you’re into discoveries like finding new planets, check out the slideshow below which includes some of the best innovations for galactic geeks.
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Space Travel From Home
Space Travel From Home
NASA Offers Free Mission Visualization Software
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Lunar Real Estate
Lunar Real Estate
Can Corporations Claim Lunar Property?
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70
Your Ashes on the Moon
Your Ashes on the Moon
Celestis Cremations
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Amazing Cosmic Simulations
Amazing Cosmic Simulations
Astronomy Videos from The New Scientist
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68
Outer Space Cyberspace
Outer Space Cyberspace
Interplanetary Internet
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67
Surgery In Space
Surgery In Space
Zero Gravity Surgery One Step Closer (Follow Up)
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66
Voting From Space
Voting From Space
NASA Gets Political
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65
Sculpting with Moon Dust
Sculpting with Moon Dust
NASA's Lunar Telescope
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64
Space Medicine
Space Medicine
Kibo Japanese Experiment Module
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63
Earthquake Detection via Satellite
Earthquake Detection via Satellite
NASA's Disaster Avoidance Plan
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62
Galactic Radio
Galactic Radio
NASA Broadcasts Beatles "Across the Universe"
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61
NASA Prepares for Mars Launch From Moon
NASA Prepares for Mars Launch From Moon
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60
Marketing in Space
Marketing in Space
Now You Can Buy Her The Moon
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59
Exotic Astronaut Food
Exotic Astronaut Food
Space Kimchi
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Women in Space
Women in Space
NASA's Female Frontiers
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Elevator into Space
Elevator into Space
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Dextre
Dextre
Nasa's Giant Fixing Robot
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55
Google Moon
Google Moon
Explaining The World's Biggest Gamble
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54
Solar-Powered Satellites
Solar-Powered Satellites
National Space Society Calls for NASA Power Plant
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Space Food
Space Food
Chew On Snacks Made For Astronauts
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Suborbital Space Vehicles
Suborbital Space Vehicles
The 'Space Bowl' for Cosmic Tourists
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Star Wars Saber Bound For Space
Star Wars Saber Bound For Space
NASA To Take The Force
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NASA Releases Dazzling New Photographs of Saturn
NASA Releases Dazzling New Photographs of Saturn
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Galaxies Gone Wild
Galaxies Gone Wild
Breathtaking NASA Images to Celebrate 18th Anniversary of the Hubble
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Rest in Peace on the Moon
Rest in Peace on the Moon
Memorial Spaceflights Take Your Ashes to Space
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47
Lunar Roadtrip Vehicles
Lunar Roadtrip Vehicles
The Moonstream
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Space Tourism in 2008
Space Tourism in 2008
EADS Astrium Reveals New Space Jet
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NASA Recycles Pee
NASA Recycles Pee
ECLSS Saves Every Drop
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44
Space Weddings
Space Weddings
Virgin Galactic Ceremonies
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Space Tourism Suits
Space Tourism Suits
Orbital Outfitters
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Space Blogs
Space Blogs
Ansari Blogs From Zero Gravity
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Live Solar Eclipses
Live Solar Eclipses
NASA TV & Exploratorium Coverage
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SpaceLove.org
SpaceLove.org
First Couple to Honeymoon in Space
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NASA's Dawn II Mission
NASA's Dawn II Mission
Vesta And Ceres
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Seniors Designing Moon Rockets
Seniors Designing Moon Rockets
NASA Jupiter Project
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Personal Satellite Assistant: Orbits Astronauts on Spacewalks
Personal Satellite Assistant: Orbits Astronauts on Spacewalks
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2013 Telescope Will Redefine Cosmos
2013 Telescope Will Redefine Cosmos
James Webb Space Telescope
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Advertise in Space
Advertise in Space
$5,000 Gets Your Logo Out of This World
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Flickr Astronomy
Flickr Astronomy
Perseid Meteor Shower
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Space Tourism
Space Tourism
Virgin Galactic
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Growing Fresh Veggies In Space
Growing Fresh Veggies In Space
AeroGrow On NASA Shuttle
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Send Your Stuff Into Space
Send Your Stuff Into Space
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First Hi-Def Pics of Earthrise from the Moon taken by Japanese Spacecraft
First Hi-Def Pics of Earthrise from the Moon taken by Japanese Spacecraft
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Space Produce
Space Produce
Mega Veggies Could End World Hunger
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Goddard
Goddard
The Latest Commercial Spacecraft
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Virgin Galactic Spacecrafts Unveiled
Virgin Galactic Spacecrafts Unveiled
The White Knight Two
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Speakers Inspired by NASA
Speakers Inspired by NASA
NACSound Sonance
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Visible Magnetic Fields
Visible Magnetic Fields
NASA's Magnetic Movie
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Space Station Becomes the Brightest Manmade Object in the Sky
Space Station Becomes the Brightest Manmade Object in the Sky
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Custom Replica Space Suits
Custom Replica Space Suits
'Apollo 11' Outfit Helps You Play Astronaut
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NASA's Experimental Air Crafts
NASA's Experimental Air Crafts
X-48B BWB
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Spacevertising
Spacevertising
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Inflatable Private Space Station/Hotel
Inflatable Private Space Station/Hotel
Bigelow Aerospace
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NASA Treadmill Makes Exercise Easy
NASA Treadmill Makes Exercise Easy
Alter-G G-Trainer
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Space Origami
Space Origami
Astronauts Fly Paper Plane From Space
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Bubble Photography
Bubble Photography
Jason Tozer's Mystery Planets
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Suntography
Suntography
NASA Releases Stunning Sun Images
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Fire Photos From Space
Fire Photos From Space
NASA Satellite Returns Images of US Wildfires
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$4 Million Space Hotel
$4 Million Space Hotel
Galactic Suite To Open In 2012
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Spaceports
Spaceports
Virgin to Build World's First Airport for Spaceships
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12
Skintight Space Suits
Skintight Space Suits
The Lightweight Biosuit Makes Space Travel More Fashionable
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No Fake Boobs Allowed in Space
No Fake Boobs Allowed in Space
Virgin Galactic's Rules
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10
Sky Dive From Space (If You're Crazy)
Sky Dive From Space (If You're Crazy)
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9
Sub-Zero Refrigerators
Sub-Zero Refrigerators
NASA Air Filteration Technology
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8
Richard Branson's Spacecraft Revealed
Richard Branson's Spacecraft Revealed
Virgin Galactic Spaceflight Systems
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7
Fly Like A Bird
Fly Like A Bird
NASA's Latest Flight Project
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$25 Million Mega-Parties
$25 Million Mega-Parties
Dubai Soiree Will Be Viewable from Space
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5
Solved Mysteries
Solved Mysteries
Northern Lights Explained by NASA
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Sex in Space
Sex in Space
The 62-Mile High Club
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Space Colony Architecture
Space Colony Architecture
RFM FM Radio Station Headquarters, Poland
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Storm Photography from Space
Storm Photography from Space
NASA Hurricane Imagery
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Orbiting Space Junk
Orbiting Space Junk
Images of Earth's Garbage Ring
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