10 astounding facts that mankind learned in 2013

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Planets WASP-17b, WASP-12b And Others Are More Exciting Than Indicated By Their Names Planets orbiting in the immediate proximity of Solaris—the local centralized shiny thing that Earth is gravitationally pulled toward—are all named after deities, which makes them seem far more enticing than names of Department of Motor Vehicles-like blandness. But, while the discovery of planets like WASP-17b and WASP 12b seem like little more than the robotic cataloguing of giant circular rocks, they have atmospheres that indicate certain levels of aquatic presence. With three other planets discovered bearing similar characteristics, some scientists feel optimistic about an approaching answer that has plagued mankind throughout the millennia… 

#1 Planets  WASP-17b, WASP-12b And Others Are More Exciting Than Indicated By Their  Names

Planets orbiting in the immediate proximity of Solaris—the  local centralized shiny thing that Earth is gravitationally pulled  toward—are all named after deities, which makes them seem far more  enticing than names of Department of Motor Vehicles-like  blandness.

But, while the discovery of planets like WASP-17b and WASP  12b seem like little more than the robotic cataloguing of giant  circular rocks, they have atmospheres that indicate certain levels of  aquatic presence.

With three other planets discovered bearing similar  characteristics, some scientists feel optimistic about an approaching  answer that has plagued mankind throughout the millennia…