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“Super Earth” Exoplanets Found Around Nearby Star

Two new alien worlds somewhat larger than Earth have been found circling a nearby star.

These exoplanets (or extrasolar planets – planets circling a star other than our own), HD 7924c and HD 7924d, are “super Earths”, 7.9 and 6.4 times greater than our home planet, researchers said. They orbit the start HD 7924 – hence their names – which is just 54 light years from the sun. Pretty darn close when you consider the Milky Way is about 100,000 light years across.

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Is Another Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Brewing in Eastern Tennessee?

The nuclear disaster in Fukushima Japan rages on, with disaster recurring each day at the plant – according to a Japan Nuclear Expert. For the uninitiated, the nuclear reactors at Fukushima Japan was inundated by a tsunami on March 11, 2011, causing 3 of the plant’s six nuclear reactors to go into meltdown. The situation is still not contained and radioactive materials are spewing from the site every day poisoning the waters of the Pacific Ocean.