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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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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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Next exoplanet or solar system discovery could be made accidentally by gamers, not by Nasa

It's the second time that the EVE Online community has helped tackle one of humanity's biggest mysteries

23 hours ago from The Independent

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Google’s latest space-themed Doodle is exceptionally clever

Search giant celebrates the discovery of an unusual planetary system.

21 hours ago from Arstechnica

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You are living inside a massive musical instrument – and here's what it sounds like

The ancients believed that the Earth was surrounded by celestial spheres, which produced divine music when they moved. We lived, so to speak, in a huge musical instrument. This may sound silly ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Digital Release Date Confirmed

Ardent Star Wars fans would have definitely seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when it first hit the big screen last year. They might have seen it even more than once but that doesn’t ...

22 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Neural networks focus in on old data to find new discoveries

Remastering of movies and video games allows us to see old classics with more detail and definition than the original. Taking a page out of that book, astronomers have developed a new ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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The Brightest Pulsar Has a Complex and Powerful Magnetic Field

The supermassive black holes found at the centers of galaxies are known for their extreme X-ray emission. This emission is associated with the massive hot disks of gas and debris that circle ...

Tue 21 Feb 17 from Discover Magazine

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