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Top stories: When fat ‘speaks,’ seven Earth-sized planets, and a quantum computer faceoff
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The search for extraterrestrial life in the water worlds close to home
PHYS.ORG The discovery of seven exoplanets around a star 40 light years from our Sun has raised the possibility that they could harbour life. 24 hours
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SPACE.COM If you're looking for an ultra-long vacation to an ultra-small dwarf star, a new NASA travel poster has just the trip for you: a star trek (get it?) to TRAPPIST-1e! 1 day
What Would Life Be Like on the TRAPPIST-1 Planets?
SPACE.COM What would it be like to live in the TRAPPIST-1 system, which is home to seven Earth-sized planets that could potentially support life? 1 day
TRAPPIST-1: How Long Would It Take to Fly to 7-Planet System?
LIVE SCIENCE The discovery of seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, TRAPPIST-1, is certainly exciting news. But what would it take to visit one of these potentially... 2 days
Scientists Make Biggest Breakthrough in Quest to Find Life Beyond Earth
HISTORY Scientists have discovered a new solar system, consisting of seven warm, rocky planets orbiting the dwarf star Trappist-1, just 39 light years from Earth. 2 days
Scientists Make Biggest Break in Quest to Find Life Beyond Earth
HISTORY Scientists have discovered a new solar system, consisting of seven warm, rocky planets orbiting the dwarf star Trappist-1, just 39 light years from Earth. 2 days
Official naming of surface features on Pluto and its satellites: First step approved
PHYS.ORG In 2015, in partnership with NASA's New Horizons mission and the SETI Institute, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) endorsed the Our Pluto... 2 days
7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life
PHYS.ORG For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star—and these new worlds could hold life. 2 days
Exoplanet Discovery at TRAPPIST-1 Celebrated in Google Doodle
SPACE.COM Scientists aren't the only ones excited about the discovery of seven Earth-size exoplanets around the star TRAPPIST-1. It turns out, the folks at Google are fans, too, and they celebrated with an... 2 days
Exoplanet Tour: Meet the 7 Earth-Size Planets of TRAPPIST-1
SPACE.COM Come along for a tour of the remarkable TRAPPIST-1 system, which harbors seven planets about the same size of Earth. 2 days
Discovery of 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets a 'Giant Leap' Forward in Alien-Life Hunt
SPACE.COM The discovery of seven Earth-size worlds circling the nearby star TRAPPIST-1 could be a watershed moment in humanity's quest to find alien life, scientists... 2 days
TRAPPIST-1: How Long Would It Take to Fly to 7-Planet System?
SPACE.COM The discovery of seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, TRAPPIST-1, is certainly exciting news. But what would it take to visit one of these potentially... 2 days
TRAPPIST-1: System with 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets
SPACE.COM TRAPPIST-1, a small red-dwarf star, hosts at least seven rocky planets the size of Earth and smaller. 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. Using ground and space telescopes, including ESO’s Very Large... 3 days
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life is possible
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of... 3 days
Searching for Life on 7 Nearby Alien Worlds: How Scientists Will Do It
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Temperate earth-sized worlds found in extraordinarily rich planetary system (Update)
PHYS.ORG Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. They were detected as they passed in front of their parent star, the dwarf star... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH New planetary formation models from Carnegie’s Alan Boss indicate that there may be an undiscovered population of gas giant planets... 3 days
Space Webcasts: NASA Discovers 7 Earth-Size Worlds Around Trappist-1
SPACE.COM NASA has found 7 Earth-size planets orbiting a single star, with 3 of the worlds in the star's habitable zone! NASA's webcast on the discovery has concluded. 3 days
Major Discovery! 7 Earth-Size Alien Planets Circle Nearby Star
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Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets,... 3 days
WATCH LIVE NOW: NASA to Unveil New Exoplanet Discovery
SPACE.COM NASA is holding a news conference today (Feb. 22) to discuss "new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets" at 1 p.m. EST. Watch... 3 days
TRAPPIST-1 is ‘Most Incredible Star System to Date’ - 5 Amazing Facts | Video
SPACE.COM About 39 light-years away, seven Earth-sized planets orbit an ultra cool dwarf star and the European Space Agency is call... 3 days
Planet Hunter: Spitzer Space Telescope TRAPPIST-1 Data Explained
SPACE.COM The NASA telescope sights were set on the system for 500 hours (about 21 days) and transits of the planets identified and characterized them. TRAPPIST-1 is 39 light years away and harbors... 3 days
TRAPPIST-1 Planets Tidally Locked to Star, Have Short Orbits | Video
SPACE.COM Most, if not all, of the 7 Earth-sized planets in the ultra cool dwarf star system may only face one way towards their sun, similar to... 3 days
Major Discovery! 7 Earth-Size Alien Planets Circle Nearby Star
SPACE.COM Astronomers have never seen anything like this before: Seven Earth-size alien worlds orbit the same tiny, dim star, and all of them may be capable of supporting life as we know it,... 3 days
TRAPPIST-1 System Has 7 Earth-Sized Exoplanets, 3 In Habitable Zone | Video
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The 7 Earth-Sized Planets of TRAPPIST-1 in Pictures
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TRAPPIST-1: Nearby Dwarf Star Hosts Seven Earth-Size Exoplanets
SCI-NEWS.COM A system of seven exoplanets — three in their star’s habitable zone — has been found by an international team... 3 days
Seven potentially habitable Earth-sized planets spied around tiny nearby star
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Temperate earth-sized worlds found in extraordinarily rich planetary system
PHYS.ORG Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. They were detected as they passed in front of their parent star, the dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. Three... 3 days
TRAPPIST-1 System Has 7 Earth-Sized Exoplanets, 3 In Habitable Zone | Video
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9 Most Intriguing Earth-Like Planets
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A geophysical planet definition
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Watch Live @ 1 p.m. ET: NASA to Unveil New Exoplanet Discovery
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Prediction: More gas-giants will be found orbiting Sun-like stars
SCIENCE DAILY New planetary formation models indicate that there may be an undiscovered population of gas giant planets orbiting around Sun-like stars at distances similar to those of Jupiter and Saturn. 4 days
NASA to Unveil New Exoplanet Discovery Tomorrow
SPACE.COM NASA is holding a news conference tomorrow (Feb. 22) to discuss "new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets," according to a statement from the agency. 4 days
Prediction: More gas-giants will be found orbiting Sun-like stars
PHYS.ORG New planetary formation models from Carnegie's Alan Boss indicate that there may be an undiscovered population of gas giant planets orbiting around Sun-like stars at distances similar to those of... 4 days
Going Bananas: The Real Story of Kepler, Copernicus and the Church
LIVE SCIENCE The story of Copernicus' clash with the Church over the arrangement of heavenly bodies is often painted in black and white, but at the time, philosophy,... 4 days
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SPACE.COM VIDEO The story of Copernicus' clash with the Church over the arrangement of heavenly bodies is often painted in black and white, but at the time, philosophy,... 4 days
Excited Reports of 'Habitable Planets' Need to Come Back Down to Earth
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Researchers Uncover New Evidence for Water on Ancient Mars
SCI-NEWS.COM Dr. Mary Bourke from Trinity College Dublin and University of Oxford Professor Heather Viles have discovered a patch... 6 days
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