Space Fan News #43: Kepler-22b; Biggest Black Holes EVER!; Swift Sees a Strange GRB

http://facebook.com/SpaceFan http://gplus.to/TonyDarnell Lots of great stuff this week. So much that I went a little long. Kepler's first confirmed earth-sized planet in a habitable zone (Kepler 22B). http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news

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Lots of great stuff this week. So much that I went a little long.


Kepler's first confirmed earth-sized planet in a habitable zone (Kepler 22B).
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news/kepscicon-briefing.html
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-373
http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_19475891

Two record-breaking black holes found:
http://www.gemini.edu/node/11703
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=122475&org=NSF&from=news
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?org=NSF&cntn_id=122472&preview=false
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/science/space/astronomers-find-biggest-black-holes-yet.html
http://www.universetoday.com/91625/astronomers-find-the-most-supermassive-black-holes-yet/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=WordSocial
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/5066/astronomers-report-largest-black-hole-discovery


Swift GRB:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-christmas-day-cosmic-dying-comet.html
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/swift/bursts/dual-burst.html

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