NASA Announces Discovery of 7 New Planets, 3 in ‘Habitable Zone’

NASA announced Wednesday the discovery of seven planets in the TRAPPIST solar system, including three planets within the “habitable zone,” meaning they could contain water and be hosts to alien organisms.

Habitable Zone

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

MIT/Carnegie Institution for Science<p>NASA has announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a single star — three of which lie in …


NASA discovered some potentially habitable planets, and everyone made the same Trump joke

BTW<p>NASA researchers announced Wednesday that they'd discovered a previously unknown group of seven planets around a red dwarf sun, three of which …


'Amazing Discovery': 7 Earthlike Planets Found Orbiting Dwarf Star

By Andrea Germanos<p>While the Trump administration continues to wage a war on science, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on …

Space Science

NASA Exoplanet Discovery: Can These Planets Really Contain Alien Life?

Every question you have, answered.<p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 24 hours you might have noticed that NASA made a pretty huge announcement last night.<p>NASA announced that it had found not one, but seven Earth-like planets orbiting a single star.<p>What made things even more …


Nasa just made its biggest exoplanet discovery ever. Here's what it actually means

Nasa just announced perhaps its biggest exoplanet discovery ever, commemorating it with a series of beautiful posters and a Google Doodle. But the …


Google doodle celebrates NASA’s discovery of Trappist-1 solar system exoplanets

Following the thrilling announcement that NASA has discovered nearby planets that could possibly support life, the great minds at Google have decided to offer their highest of scientific honors.<p>A doodle.<p>NASA said that three of seven planets orbiting the Trappist-1 ultra-cool dwarf start could have …


People Want To Move To The Newly Found Planets To Escape Donald Trump

"Can sleep on the plane."<p>NASA scientists caused a stir when they announced the discovery of seven previously unknown Earth-sized planets on Wednesday.<p>And with the TRAPPIST-1 solar system a mere 39 light years away, it didn’t take long for hundreds of Twitter users to declare they’d be moving there …

Space Science

The Funniest Tweets About the Discovery of 7 Earth-like Planets

The discovery of seven Earth-sized planets located just 40 light-years away has ~ The Internet ~ shook. An international team of astronomers detected …

Extraterrestrial Life

Dust From Martian Moons Could Be Leaving Ghostly Rings Around the Red Planet

Our newest ringed world.<p>If it's ringed planets you're after, our Solar System has only four: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune – though in the …

Solar System

The Earth-like planets of Trappist-1 already appear in sci-fi

Scientists say they've found the best place to search for life beyond our solar system. The first science fiction story about it has already been published, in the journal Nature.<p>Intrigued by Wednesday's announcement of Trappist-1, a star system only 39 light-years away that hosts at least seven …


Can Neural Nets Usher In A New Era Of Optical Astronomy?

Hubble eXtreme Deep Field "XDF" (2012) view — except for a few stars, every speck of light is an entire galaxy — some as old as 13.2 billion …

Space Science

The building blocks of life are much more common than we thought

If there’s life elsewhere in the universe, why can’t we find it? The Fermi Paradox is called a paradox precisely because it’s tough to reconcile the …

Extraterrestrial Life

ESOcast 97 Light: 7 Earth-sized Worlds Found in Nearby Star System (4K UHD)

Space Science

Quartz Could Be the Solution to Why Our Magnetic Field Is So Old

Solving the magnetic field paradox.<p>A mystery concerning the age of our planet's magnetic field could now be solved, thanks to evidence that Earth's …


NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found


7 Gadgets to Take You Closer to the 7 Earth-Like Planets

While NASA broke the news of the 7 Earth-like planets, we here at the Gadget Flow couldn’t think of ways to start living on one of them. Yeah, we …

Virtual Reality

Telescope spots ‘our best bet’ for finding aliens – a nearby star with seven Earth-sized planets

A solar system just 39 light years from Earth has three planets where life may have evolved, scientists believe.<p>Man jailed for beating kangaroo to …


TRAPPIST-1: How Long Would It Take to Fly to 7-Planet System?

The discovery of seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, TRAPPIST-1, is certainly exciting news. But what would it take to visit one of these …


Americans Will Never Make Mars A Priority. Why Should That Stop Us?

Make America great again. Like most effective slogans, President Trump’s campaign motto can mean different things in different contexts. Viewed in a …

Space Exploration

Why the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanet discovery matters

The greatest existential threat the human race faces is boredom. We are billions of people across the planet fighting in larger, more technical ways …


How long would it take to get to NASA’s newly discovered earth ‘cousins’

How long would it take to get to NASA’s newly discovered earth ‘cousins’<p>Image:<p>NASA announced it has discovered seven ‘earth-like’ planets …


WATCH LIVE: NASA announces new space discoveries

NASA is set to announce new discoveries on Wednesday related to "exoplanets," or planets outside Earth's own solar system.<p>While it is unlikely this …


Google Doodle celebrates Trappist-1 planetary discovery

The incredible discovery of seven Earth-like planets in a single star system is being signal-boosted by a celebratory Doodle.<p>Dwarf star Trappist-1 is tiny, just a little bigger than Jupiter, but it's making huge news today. As you've probably heard, it's not home to just three Earth-like …

Space Science

A better world could be a mere 40 light-years away

<i>Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions.</i><p>Super-cool stars are the new hotness …

Space Science

Planet 9 Can't Run Forever. Two Asteroids Give Up Some Clues

Last year, Caltech astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin found indirect evidence for the existence of a large planet in the outer reaches of …

Space Science

The Seven New Earth-Like Planets Discovered By NASA, Ranked

Big news, folks. NASA has discovered seven new Earth-like planets orbiting a star outside our solar system. A new record! And according to the scientists who released the report, three of them are even located in what they refer to as “the inhabitable zone.” New planets, here we come! Maybe. …

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Nasa greatest achievements and discoveries, in pictures


The big news: NASA announces breakthrough discovery of seven exoplanets, and 9 other top stories

In other headlines: Phase 4 of the UP elections have begun, and one soldier was killed in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.<p>A …


Leah Adler, Mother of Steven Spielberg and Pico Blvd. Restaurant Owner, Has Died

Her Milky Way restaurant in Pico-Robertson will live on<p>Leah Adler, longtime owner of <b>The Milky Way</b> kosher restaurant in the Pico-Robertson area, has died. She was 97.<p>For many years, The Milky Way restaurant was synonymous with Adler, owing in part to her celebrity son director Steven Spielberg. But …

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