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There’s a 95% Chance of an Earth-Like Planet Within 20 Light Years

Based on Kepler Data, There’s a 95% Chance of an Earth-Like Planet Within 20 Light Years by Matt Williams | Universe Today In the past few decades, the study of exoplanets has grown by leaps and bounds, with 4296 confirmed … Continue reading

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Stars with Many Habitable Planets

Some Stars Could Support as Many as 7 Habitable Planets by Matt Williams | Universe Today In recent decades, over 4,000 extrasolar planets have been confirmed beyond our Solar System. With so many planets available for study, astronomers have learned … Continue reading

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“Mirror Image” of the Earth and Sun Discovered

The star Kepler-160 and its companion KOI-456.04 are more reminiscent of the Sun-Earth system than any previously known exoplanet-star pair. Among the more than 4,000 known exoplanets, KOI-456.04 is something special: less than twice the size of Earth, it orbits … Continue reading

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The Closest Exoplanet We Know May Be More Earth-Like than We Thought

Proxima b, the Closest Exoplanet We Know, May Be Even More Earth-Like than We Thought by Chelsea Gohd | Space.com The closest alien planet to our solar system is even more Earth-like than scientists had thought, new observations suggest. In … Continue reading

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Exoplanets: Nearby Super-Earth, Worlds with Two Suns

An analysis of cyclical changes in the light spectrum emitted by Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, suggests it may be orbited by a second planet. This candidate planet orbits Proxima Centauri every 5.2 years and may be … Continue reading

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Space News: ETs & Star Travel, Secret Moon Base, Strange Exoplanet

Ex astronaut Story Musgrave made some very interesting comments at a UFO conference a few years ago, saying that he believes there is other life out there and that they are “doing star travel.” When it comes to astronauts, there … Continue reading

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The Number of Earth-Like Planets in the Universe

New research indicates that the Milky Way Galaxy alone contains billions of potentially habitable planets — and that’s just one small part of the universe. The fascinating question of whether we are alone in the universe basically comes down to … Continue reading

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