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A group of astronomers have discovered 60 new extrasolar planets near the Solar System, with some of them having the likelihood to sustain life.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>New Planets, Old Questions (Text 1)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set exploring newly discovered planets and questions whether life can exist beyond Earth. Use this text to help students learn about tools scientists use to study the universe and understand basic principles about the solar system. While reading, students should interpret information presented in figures and graphs. Students can also begin to consider the significance of new discoveries in space.</i>\n<br><br>\n<a href="https://files.activelylearn.com/