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7 new “nearby” “habitable” planets, plus scientists marching and running for office - PLoS Blogs (blog);

7 new “nearby” “habitable” planets, plus scientists marching and running for office - PLoS Blogs (blog)

PLoS Blogs (blog)7 new “nearby” “habitable” planets, plus scientists marching and running for officePLoS Blogs (blog)Not to denigrate the scientific achievement, which is noteworthy for its novelty and sophistication. Not to denigrate (much) the excitement on Twitter and other media, rounded up by Becky Ferreira at Motherboard. But let's bring a little reality to the ...and more »

Alien solar system of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby dwarf star could be rich with water and life - ABC Online

Alien solar system of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby dwarf star could be rich with water and lifeABC OnlineSeven Earth-sized planets, many of which could harbour life, have been discovered orbiting a dwarf star in our own galactic neighbourhood. Seven planets key points. Key points: System of seven planets orbiting a dwarf star 40-light years away contains ...and more »

'Science is this spectacular, dramatic journey of discovery': Talking with Dr Brian Greene, the man who saw what ... - The Spinoff;

'Science is this spectacular, dramatic journey of discovery': Talking with Dr Brian Greene, the man who saw what ... - The Spinoff

The Spinoff'Science is this spectacular, dramatic journey of discovery': Talking with Dr Brian Greene, the man who saw what ...The SpinoffAs NASA announces the discovery of seven 'Earth-like' planets in deep outer space, Don Rowe chats to certified super genius Dr Brian Greene about space, the multiverse and the frontiers of theoretical physics. It took seven and a half minutes before ...and more »

See NASA's Posters For The Landmark Earth-Like Planet Discovery - Futurism;

See NASA's Posters For The Landmark Earth-Like Planet Discovery - Futurism

FuturismSee NASA's Posters For The Landmark Earth-Like Planet DiscoveryFuturismIn order to celebrate the discovery of a seven planet system that holds a plethora of Earth-like worlds, NASA made stunning a poster advertising life on the planet and showcasing the respective orbits of the alien worlds. In case you missed it, the ...and more »

After the Trappist-1 discovery, the universe looks less lonely: Editorial - Toronto Star;

After the Trappist-1 discovery, the universe looks less lonely: Editorial - Toronto Star

Toronto StarAfter the Trappist-1 discovery, the universe looks less lonely: EditorialToronto StarAre we alone? Perhaps not even in our greater celestial neighbourhood. Perhaps not even in wondering. The TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultracool dwarf, is orbited by seven Earth-size planets. (NASA/JPL-Caltech / Handout). By Star Editorial Board. Thu., Feb.and more »

What will the James Webb Space Telescope reveal about the newly discovered exoplanets? - New Atlas;

What will the James Webb Space Telescope reveal about the newly discovered exoplanets? - New Atlas

New AtlasWhat will the James Webb Space Telescope reveal about the newly discovered exoplanets?New AtlasThe discovery of seven habitable planets just 40 light years away is certainly impressive, but the fact is, they are still 40 light years away. Unless we're willing and able to spend thousands of years traveling through space, we won't be rolling into ...and more »

UI professor isn't jumping out of his seat over planetary discovery - Iowa City Press Citizen;

UI professor isn't jumping out of his seat over planetary discovery - Iowa City Press Citizen

Iowa City Press CitizenUI professor isn't jumping out of his seat over planetary discoveryIowa City Press CitizenThis week's NASA discovery of seven Earth-like planets around a single star is a milestone in planetary discovery, a University of Iowa professor said. But he's tempering his enthusiasm. NASA announced this week that it has confirmed the existence of ...and more »

Will astronomers ever be able to confirm life exists on other planets? - CBC.ca;

Will astronomers ever be able to confirm life exists on other planets? - CBC.ca

CBC.caWill astronomers ever be able to confirm life exists on other planets?CBC.caScientists continue to seek signs of life outside our solar system, but how will they know when they find it? Astronomers announced Wednesday they had found seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away. Three of the planets lie within ...and more »

Treasure trove of new planets found - CBS News;

Treasure trove of new planets found - CBS News

CBS NewsTreasure trove of new planets foundCBS NewsNASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed seven Earth-size planets orbiting around a single star, researchers announced Feb. 22, 2017. And the breakthrough doesn't stop there: At least three of these planets are located in the star's “habitable zone ...and more »

Trappist-1 Planet Discovery Ignites Enthusiasm In Search For Alien Life - NPR;

Trappist-1 Planet Discovery Ignites Enthusiasm In Search For Alien Life - NPR

NPRTrappist-1 Planet Discovery Ignites Enthusiasm In Search For Alien LifeNPRA group of astronomers announced Wednesday that seven Earth-size planets orbit a small, red, dwarf star 40 light-years away. The findings were published in the journal Nature. Observations indicate that at least three of the planets may be at temperate ...and more »

Seven alien planets around one star; three could have water! - The Weather Network;

Seven alien planets around one star; three could have water! - The Weather Network

The Weather NetworkSeven alien planets around one star; three could have water!The Weather NetworkMonday, February 27, 2017, 1:10 PM - Astronomers have found an amazing alien star system, with an incredible seven Earth-sized planets orbiting around one tiny, ultra-cool star. Even better? Three of these worlds may have the potential to harbor oceans ...and more »

7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers Say - New York Times;

7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers Say - New York Times

New York Times7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers SayNew York TimesThese new Earth-size planets orbit a dwarf star named Trappist-1 about 40 light years from Earth. Some of them could have water on their surfaces. By NEETI UPADHYE on Publish Date February 22, 2017. Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech. Watch in Times Video ...and more »

Astronomers make largest ever discovery of habitable planets - Financial Times;

Astronomers make largest ever discovery of habitable planets - Financial Times

Financial TimesAstronomers make largest ever discovery of habitable planetsFinancial TimesAstronomers have identified the largest group of potentially habitable planets yet discovered, about 40 light years away from Earth. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we deliver the news. Select topic. Select topic, Top ...and more »

Planetary discoveries remind humans of their cosmic place - Financial Times;

Planetary discoveries remind humans of their cosmic place - Financial Times

Financial TimesPlanetary discoveries remind humans of their cosmic placeFinancial TimesThose with a grasp of cosmic probabilities have always guessed at the existence of unseen worlds. Now we know that they lie on our doorstep. This week, it was revealed that astronomers had detected seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star 40 light ...and more »

Nasa posters and graphics reveal more secrets about the TRAPPIST-1 system - Wired.co.uk;

Nasa posters and graphics reveal more secrets about the TRAPPIST-1 system - Wired.co.uk

Wired.co.ukNasa posters and graphics reveal more secrets about the TRAPPIST-1 systemWired.co.ukNasa recently revealed it had spotted seven Earth-like exoplanets orbiting around the nearby TRAPPIST-1 star, 40 light years away. The planets in the extrasolar system are all comparable to our planet in their size, mass, and densities, and at least ...and more »

New solar system found to have 7 Earth-size planets - Science News for Students (blog);

New solar system found to have 7 Earth-size planets - Science News for Students (blog)

Science News for Students (blog)New solar system found to have 7 Earth-size planetsScience News for Students (blog)Artists' idea of what the TRAPPIST-1 solar system might look like. For now, each of it's Earth-sized planets is known by a letter only. Their estimated relative size is shown. JPL-CALTECH/NASA. Astronomers have just identified a nearby solar system ...and more »

Nerds are literal, and other things we learned from TRAPPIST-1 - Macleans.ca;

Nerds are literal, and other things we learned from TRAPPIST-1 - Macleans.ca

Macleans.caNerds are literal, and other things we learned from TRAPPIST-1Macleans.ca1. The star is classified as an “ultra-cool dwarf,” which makes it all the more perplexing that NASA declined to name the system DINKLAGE-1. Then again, scientists are notoriously terrible at naming things. One of the devices used to confirm the ...and more »

EU caught off guard by NASA publicity coup - EurActiv;

EU caught off guard by NASA publicity coup - EurActiv

EurActivEU caught off guard by NASA publicity coupEurActivNASA announced on Wednesday (22 February) the discovery of planets outside the solar system that might support life. The EU was more than associated with the project, but its contribution was eclipsed by the NASA publicity stunt. In a major ...and more »

EU researchers spot seven earth-size planets orbiting dwarf star - Horizon magazine;

EU researchers spot seven earth-size planets orbiting dwarf star - Horizon magazine

Horizon magazineEU researchers spot seven earth-size planets orbiting dwarf starHorizon magazineEuropean researchers have used telescopes around the world to spot a cluster of seven planets orbiting a Jupiter-sized ultra-cool star 40 light-years from earth, increasing the chances of discovering evidence of life on distant worlds. Dubbed TRAPPIST ...and more »

Welcome to TRAPPIST-1 - Astrobiology Magazine (registration);

Welcome to TRAPPIST-1 - Astrobiology Magazine (registration)

Astrobiology Magazine (registration)Welcome to TRAPPIST-1Astrobiology Magazine (registration)The TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. This artist's concept appeared on the cover of the journal Nature on Feb. 23, 2017. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech. If you were standing on TRAPPIST-1D looking out at the ...and more »