Eartly Dust Tails Point To Alien Worlds

Huntsville AL (SPX) Nov 15, 2010 Did you know that the Earth has a dust tail? The Spitzer Space Telescope sailed right through it a few months ago, giving researchers a clear idea of what it looks like. That could be a big help to planet hunters trying to track down alien worlds. “Planets in distant solar systems probably have similar dust tails,” says Spitzer project scientist Mike Werner. “And in some circumstances these dus

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