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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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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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