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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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A Rare Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion

Researchers say new information gathered on the asteroid 16 Psyche – a 140-mile-long minor planet situated within the main asteroid belt orbiting between Mars and Jupiter – will provide astronomical scientists with a clearer view of the rare metal asteroid … Continue reading

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Superhabitable Worlds in Our Galaxy

Some Planets May Be Better for Life than Earth by Sara Zaske | WSU News Earth is not necessarily the best planet in the universe. Researchers have identified two dozen planets outside our solar system that may have conditions more … Continue reading

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Rogue Planets That Float in Space Without a Sun

Upcoming NASA mission will search for planets in the Milky Way without their own sun. Rogue Planets That Float in Space Without Orbiting a Sun Could Outnumber the Stars by Ohio State University | SciTechDaily An upcoming NASA mission could … 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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What Did NASA’s New Horizons Probe Discover Around Pluto?

This video report covers the journey of the New Horizons space probe to the dwarf planet Pluto and what it discovered about Pluto’s moons, geological features, and atmosphere. Source: Astrum Video

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Case for Planet Nine Strengthens

Astronomers searching for a proposed Planet Nine have published a new paper which they believe strengthens the case that the hypothetical world exists and speculated on when we may find it. The yet-to-be detected planet first made headlines when scientists … 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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