On a hot summer afternoon, I sat down with my elder brother to play carom. I took the first strike and pocketed two coins. Then I did a little war dance. Wow!
Suddenly dada (Bengali for elder brother) had an idea.
Does Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, have a 17th moon? Astronomers seem to think it does.
Last year, astronomers at the University of Arizona and a Massachusets Observatory discovered what looked like a new moon around Jupiter.
Astronomers working at Berkeley and Geneva have found nine new planets circling nearby stars. With this discovery, we now know of 50 extra-solar planets, also called exoplanets. That is a big increase from 41 planets last known five years ago.
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