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Are Earthlike Planets Plentiful Throughout the Milky Way?

Earthlike exoplanets, including those with features like continents and liquid water on their surface, might be plentiful across the Milky Way galaxy. Previous planet formation models had indicated that Earth’s abundance of life-supporting water may have arrived due to extremely … Continue reading

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First Planet Found Outside of Our Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers have announced evidence for a possible planet in another galaxy. This “exoplanet” would be much farther away than any of the thousands of others scientists have found in our Milky Way Galaxy. This planet candidate was identified with NASA’s … Continue reading

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Hubble Space Telescope Captures Immense Galaxy That Stretches 200,000 Light-Years Across

NGC 2336 is the quintessential galaxy — big, beautiful and blue — and it was captured in an image by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The barred spiral galaxy stretches an immense 200,000 light-years across and is located approximately 100 … 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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