EARTH orbit – 365 days, 2MASS J2126 orbit – 328,500,000 days

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Astronomers have found a gas-giant exoplanet named 2MASS J2126 that orbits about 600 billion miles out from it’s star, meaning the alien world completes one orbit every 900,000 years or so. For comparison, Pluto orbits 3.6 billion miles from our sun.

13 years ago today Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry.

NASA’s Opportunity Rover on Mars must get some kind of award for longevity as a researcher. Landed 12 years ago with a 3-month mission.

Groundhog Day Tomorrow – I repeat – Groundhog Day tomorrow… anyway, we’re plugging along toward spring.

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