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  • Exoplanet update: Discovery of seven Earth-like planets heats up search for life (+video)

    February 23, 2017 11:21 PM 2

    new thinking Seven newly discovered Earth-sized exoplanets may have the right size and location for life, say scientists – but could life survive their star's harsh ultraviolet radiation? February 22, 2017 —“The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space,” Carl Sagan once said. We still don’t know if we’re alone

  • What will the James Webb Space Telescope reveal about the newly discovered exoplanets?

    February 23, 2017 9:54 PM 4

    The discovery of seven habitable planets just 40 light years away is certainly impressive, but the fact is, they are still 40 light years away. Unless we're willing and able to spend thousands of years traveling through space, we won't be rolling into the TRAPPIST-1 system anytime soon. This means that over the coming decades, advanced scientific instruments

  • 7 Earth-size planets discovered

    February 23, 2017 4:22 PM 3

    CAPE CANAVERAL— For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of planets is less than 40 light years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASA and the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery on Wednesday. The planets

  • In the big, dumb age of Trump, thank god for outer space

    February 23, 2017 4:01 PM 3

    When NASA announced the discovery of TRAPPIST-1 yesterday, I felt like running down the street, swinging a wicker basket full of flares and singing show tunes about aliens. At least three of the seven new planets NASA discovered are the right temperature to sustain life. They’re rocky and could have oceans. They’re about the same size as Earth. One’s

  • SpaceX cargo ship arrives at space station

    February 23, 2017 11:17 AM 4

    MIAMI, USA – An unmanned cargo ship packed with food and supplies for astronauts arrived safely at the International Space Station on Thursday, February 23, a day after SpaceX aborted the process due to a GPS problem. This time, the Dragon cargo ship made a "perfect approach to the capture point," a NASA commentator said, and was grabbed by the station's

  • Scientists discover 7 earth-sized exoplanets around nearby star

    February 23, 2017 6:47 AM 4

    Xinhua · Thursday, February 23, 2017 · 8:33 am LOS ANGELES — A compact analogue of our inner solar system about 40 light years away has been discovered, the U.S. space station NASA announced at a press conference on Wednesday. “The discovery gives us a hint that finding a second earth is not just a matter of if but when,” Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate

  • (LOOK) NASA finds seven Earth-size planets where life is possible

    February 23, 2017 12:38 AM 4

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial life, research published on Wednesday showed. The star, known as TRAPPIST-1, is a small, dim celestial

  • 7 Earth-like planets found orbiting nearby star

    February 22, 2017 10:44 PM 5

    A nearby dwarf star is orbited by at least 7 exoplanets, a number of which have the potential to sustain life, scientists announce MANILA, Philippines – A nearby dwarf star – just 40 light-years away from us – has been discovered to be orbited by at least 7 exoplanets, that have the potential to sustain life, scientists announced Wednesday, February

  • NASA announces seven ‘Earths’ found around one star, TRAPPIST-1

    February 22, 2017 9:42 PM 2

    IS this an intergalactic housing estate? Seven Earth-sized worlds have been found orbiting a single star 39 light-years away. And these new worlds could hold life. The red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, which sits in the constellation of Aquarius and barely the size of Jupiter, was thought a year ago to have three planets in orbit around it. This initial discovery

  • A geophysical planet definition

    February 22, 2017 1:54 PM 6

    In 2006, during their 26th General Assembly, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) adopted a formal definition of the term "planet". This was done in the hopes of dispelling ambiguity over which bodies should be designated as "planets", an issue that had plagued astronomers ever since they discovered objects beyond the orbit of Neptune that were comparable