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Posted December 8th, 2011 No Comments

Kepler-22b_System_DiagramThe most Earth-like planet ever discovered is circling a star 600 light years away, a key finding in an ongoing quest to learn if life exists beyond Earth. The temperature on the planet is a balmy 22°C and TWICE the size of our world.

The planet, called Kepler-22b, joins a list of more than 500 planets found to orbit stars beyond our solar system. It is the smallest and the best positioned to have liquid water on its surface — among the ingredients necessary for life on Earth. It orbits a star like the Sun 600 light years — that’s nearly 4,000 BILLION MILES — away in the constellation Cygnus. On a side note, a light year is the distance light travels in a year, about 6 trillion miles (10 trillion km).

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Posted December 6th, 2011 No Comments

Magdalena NeunerOver at GoNeuner.com we reported that the two-time biathlon Olympic champion Magdalena Neuner has decided to retire at the end of the 2011/2012 season.

The 24-year-old German says on her website “the time is right for a change” and that she wants to “try new things”. She believes big things are to come, and she eventually wants to settle down and start a family.

“The first World Cup weekend is behind me and now we look forward to Hochfilzen,” she said on her website. “Before the upcoming competitions though I have an important anouncementto make – I will finish my career as a biathlete when this season is over. This may be a shock and surprise to many of you and it was in no way an easy decision.

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Posted December 5th, 2011 No Comments

Traffic IncreaseIt looks like I’m doing something right these days ( it’s not that uncommon actually :)). In the past 100 days the traffic to Fabnomena.com has increaed drastically.

I’m guessing it has to do with the recent google freshness update, the more frequent posts with fresh content, and my efforts to keep this blog alive in general.

Thanks to all of you who visit my blog, to all of you who twitter about this place and thanks to all of you who leave useful feedback in my mailbox.

Posted December 4th, 2011 No Comments

No words needed. Just sit back and enjoy this one!

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