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Ocean Worlds Within Our Galaxy

Far-off alien planets covered in vast oceans might be common in our Milky Way galaxy, scientists find. “Ocean worlds” are terrestrial planets that have significant amounts of water either on their surfaces or in a subsurface sea. In a new … 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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