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NASA discovered 7 Earth-sized planets and everyone made the same Trump jokes

NASA discovered 7 Earth-sized planets and everyone made the same Trump jokes Scientists discovered seven Earth-sized exoplanets circling a dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1, and everyone on Earth is ready to sign up for a one-way ticket to the new system.With seven new worlds suddenly available, the possibilities seemed endless.

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.

NASA's Discovery of Seven New Earth-like Planets is Exciting and Terrifying

NASA's Discovery of Seven New Earth-like Planets is Exciting and Terrifying NASA has announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a single star — three of which lie in the system’s habitable zone.But, we’ve found so many planets that scientists have started wondering why we haven’t heard from anyone yet.

The Apollo 11 exhibit is the next big national tour you need to catch

The Apollo 11 exhibit is the next big national tour you need to catch A monumental piece of space exploration history — the Apollo 11 capsule — is soon launching a national tour, giving you a chance to get an up-close view of the spacecraft used in the first lunar landing.The tour, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), features the module and more than 20 other objects, as well as an interactive 3D tour that allows visitors to get a view inside the Columbia.

The sci-fi propulsion system that will get us to TRAPPIST-1 fastest

The sci-fi propulsion system that will get us to TRAPPIST-1 fastest 800,000 years: That's how long (buzzkill) astronaut Scott Kelly said it'll take us to get to the TRAPPIST-1 star system and its seven newly-discovered, potentially life-supporting, Earth-sized worlds.Each one of them, Star Wars, Star Trek, Interstellar, Alien, Battlestar Galactica, even the recent Passengers, have their own space travel trope.

We're so close to getting a crater named after Luke Skywalker

We're so close to getting a crater named after Luke Skywalker The IAU's naming scheme for Charon would allow scientists to name features on the moon after "fictional and mythological voyagers, travelers and explorers," according to NASA.So yes, you guessed it, this means that Skywalker Crater — which is a provisional name for one of Charon's holes in the ground — could become a reality.

'EVE Online' players can use the game's virtual universe to identify real-life exoplanets

'EVE Online' players can use the game's virtual universe to identify real-life exoplanets Some scientists are calling on gamers to help sift through huge amounts of astronomical data to confirm the presence of exoplanets throughout our Milky Way galaxy.In its second foray into scientific crowdsourcing, the popular online multiplayer game EVE Online is collaborating with Massively Multiplayer Online Science, Reykjavik University, the University of Geneva and professor Michel Mayor to bring real-world astronomical data to EVE and task players with classifying the data to help refine the search for more exoplanets.

The Newly Discovered TRAPPIST-1 Star System Was Hiding In Elite: Dangerous All Along

The Newly Discovered TRAPPIST-1 Star System Was Hiding In Elite: Dangerous All Along Now, it turns out that Elite: Dangerous actually predicted the existence of the TRAPPIST-1 star system where they’re located.Using some of the leftover “unaccounted mass,” the game, unprompted, created a star system very much like TRAPPIST-1.

NASA's TRAPPIST-1 discoveries were predicted by a video game

NASA's TRAPPIST-1 discoveries were predicted by a video game Unfortunately for NASA, Elite Dangerous got there first.The exploration-focused game — which has often been described as "Grand Theft Auto in space" — sets players loose in a recreation of our Milky Way galaxy.

Stellaris: Utopia Release Date Revealed

Stellaris: Utopia Release Date Revealed The first major expansion for Paradox Interactive's 4X grand strategy in space, Stellaris, has received a release date and a store page.You will be able to start building bigger, better empires on April 6, 2017.

Ripples in space and time carry the future of space science

Ripples in space and time carry the future of space science Billions of years ago, two black holes merged in a violent explosion that rippled the fabric of our universe.Those cosmic ripples — known as gravitational waves — produced by this collision spread far and wide in all directions, carrying with them information about the black holes that brought them into being.

Saturn's strange hexagon stands out in new photo of the ringed planet

Saturn's strange hexagon stands out in new photo of the ringed planet A spacecraft speeding through the solar system 619,000 miles from Saturn snapped a photo of the ringed planet's north pole in stark relief.The new image, taken by the Cassini spacecraft, shows Saturn's strange hexagonal jet stream surrounding the strong hurricane at the pole.

SpaceX wants to send 2 people around the moon in 2018

SpaceX wants to send 2 people around the moon in 2018 In a bold and surprising step, Elon Musk's private spaceflight company SpaceX wants to fly people around moon and bring them back to Earth in 2018.According to Musk, two private citizens — whose identities aren't public yet — want to pay SpaceX to send them from Earth, around the moon and bring them back home aboard a crewed Dragon spacecraft and Falcon Heavy rocket.

Elon Musk is sending two people to the moon and everyone has FOMO

Elon Musk is sending two people to the moon and everyone has FOMO Fly us to the moon and back, Elon!As the world attempts to chill following Oscars drama on this fine Monday, Elon Musk has casually announced that his private spaceflight company, SpaceX, will be flying two tourists around the moon in 2018.

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's big moon announcement

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's big moon announcement Namely, in 2018, SpaceX plans to fly a pair of (presumably rich) private citizens around the moon and bring them back home.At the moment, SpaceX isn't planning to actually land on the surface of the moon for this mission.