7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star—and these new worlds could hold life.

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Dwarf star hosts seven possibly habitable planets

All bunched in close together, orbiting a tiny star, a newly discovered cluster of rocky planets has only just begun to yield its secrets. Richard A. Lovett reports.

Wed 22 Feb 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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

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 ...

14 hours ago from Gizmag

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SpaceX Delivery Successfully Arrives at International Space Station Despite Delay

The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship was loaded with 5,500 pounds of supplies

21 hours ago from TIME

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Apollo 11 command module readies for road trip

This year, one of the most important artifacts of the Space Age, the Columbia command module of the Apollo 11 mission, will leave its home at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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New Mars research shows evidence of a complex mantle beneath the Elysium volcanic province

Mars' mantle may be more complicated than previously thought. In a new study published today in the Nature-affiliated journal Scientific Reports, researchers at LSU document geochemical changes ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Solar telescope recovered after a year on ice

Scientists have recovered an advanced solar telescope that has been sitting out in the middle of nowhere in Antarctica for a year. In January 2016, the NASA-funded Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter ...

10 hours ago from Gizmag

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Just how early is spring arriving in your neighborhood? Find out ...

Even Punxsutawaney Phil can't be blamed for being baffled this year and hightailing it back to his burrow. He predicted six more weeks of winter on Feb 2, but by then spring was already springing ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Vast luminous nebula poses a cosmic mystery

Astronomers have found an enormous, glowing blob of gas in the distant universe, with no obvious source of power for the light it is emitting. Called an "enormous Lyman-alpha nebula" (ELAN), ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Melting sea ice may be speeding nature's clock in the Arctic

Spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters. The changes are associated with diminishing ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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