We meager humans are now capable of travelling great distances or viewing a great many things once considered out of reach. From the deepest regions of space, to landing rovers on Mars, the brilliant machines we've created only continue to get faster, better, and more thorough. Thanks to these advances, we're able to spot a good many details of our galaxy that have gone previously unnoticed or unexplored, and we've collected some of our favorite recent space exploration news for your perusal. Hit the jump to check them all out!
Turns out that what we thought we understood about planetary formation may have just been thrown out by NASA's discovery of Kepler-47, the first circumbinary planetary system ever discovered. The current theories on planetary formation in a system with two stars would make this an exceedingly rare occurrence, which means we may not yet fully understand exactly how planets come to exist in the vast reaches of space.