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Listen up: NASA wants to talk about a ‘discovery beyond our solar system’

Listen up: NASA wants to talk about a ‘discovery beyond our solar system’ These planets orbiting stars outside our solar system have fascinated astronomers for decades.The agency said yesterday it will host a news conference on Wednesday to discuss recent discoveries of planets beyond our solar system.

7 planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away could play host to alien life

7 planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away could play host to alien life Scientists have discovered that at least seven Earth-sized worlds circle the star TRAPPIST-1, a ultracool dwarf star only about 40 light-years from Earth.Just like Jupiter's moons, the planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 all interact with one another, meaning that their orbits are influenced by one another.

NASA just discovered 7 Earth-sized exoplanets in the habitable zone of a dwarf star

NASA just discovered 7 Earth-sized exoplanets in the habitable zone of a dwarf star Seven Earth-sized planets have been discovered around a star 39 light-years away by a team behind NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.Three of these were found to orbit the star’s “Goldilocks zone,” the single largest haul of potentially habitable planets around a single star.

The alien planets of TRAPPIST-1 are already inspiring great art, poetry, and writing

The alien planets of TRAPPIST-1 are already inspiring great art, poetry, and writing In general, basically any photo or picture you see of TRAPPIST-1 and its planets is art in some form.NASA's also released a "travel poster" advertising (fake) tourist trips to "planet hop" around the TRAPPIST-1 star system.

7 Earth like Planets Found, Kek Guide Us

7 Earth like Planets Found, Kek Guide Us We dream of seeing humanity someday unified as a species, one empire under humanity in which together we stand.United as we explore and conquer the universe, searching for a higher plane and better future for all of us.

There might be a real-life Tatooine in this distant star system

There might be a real-life Tatooine in this distant star system For the first time, scientists found evidence of a rocky planetary system surrounding a double sun.The star system, which is located about 1,000 light-years from Earth and named SDSS 1557, is composed of a white dwarf star and a brown dwarf — an object too small to be considered a full-fledged star, but too large to be a planet.

NASA proposes building artificial magnetic field to restore Mars' atmosphere

NASA proposes building artificial magnetic field to restore Mars' atmosphere A NASA talk given at the recent Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop presented a potential way to make Mars more habitable by giving it an artificial magnetic field.A few billion years ago, Mars had a magnetic field (like Earth does) that shielded it from radiation and the solar wind.

Please send me to Saturn's 'Death Star moon' so that I may climb its mountains

Please send me to Saturn's 'Death Star moon' so that I may climb its mountains New close-up photos of Saturn's "Death Star moon" Mimas show the world's untouched, craggy cliffs and craters calling out for exploration.Just imagine strapping on your hiking boots and bouncing across the tree-free, low-gravity landscape, checking out the alien moon's best views from above its pockmarked surface.

The Earth is round. It's your problem if you believe it isn't.

The Earth is round. It's your problem if you believe it isn't. Shaquille O'Neal — retired NBA superstar and star of the 1996 movie Kazaam — believes the Earth is flat, and you know what?I'm not interested in trying to convince him otherwise.

Fans of a TV show discovered 4 planets in only 48 hours

Fans of a TV show discovered 4 planets in only 48 hours In three days, the Australia iteration of astronomy TV show Stargazing Live brought us #SpaceGandalf and now its viewers have discovered four planets.And you betcha, in just 48 hours, around 10,000 volunteers discovered scores of potential new planet candidates, with scientists confirming the discovery of four “super-Earth” planets orbiting a star in the constellation of Aquarius.

New composite image shows auroras on Uranus

New composite image shows auroras on Uranus In addition, Uranus has the distinction of rotating with an axial tilt of 97 degrees — almost parallel to the plane of the solar system.The above images show bright auroras glowing in the clouds of Uranus, a phenomenon that was only confirmed in 2011.

Kickstarter campaign wants your help in finding aliens on nearby exoplanets

Kickstarter campaign wants your help in finding aliens on nearby exoplanets It was the largest haul of potentially habitable planets around a single star, exciting scientists and the public alike about the possibility of discovering extraterrestrial life.Now, astronomers at the Planet Foundation want your help observing nearby exoplanets in search of life, seeking support via a Kickstarter campaign launched this week.

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Life-seeking telescopes, scuba arms, and more

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Life-seeking telescopes, scuba arms, and more Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems.The PLANETS Foundation believes that we can find life outside of the solar system within a decade.