7 new “nearby” “habitable” planets, plus scientists marching and running for office - PLoS 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 ...

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

Seven 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 ...

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

As 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 ...

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

In 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 ...

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

Are 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.

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

The 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 ...

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

This 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 ...

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

Scientists 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 ...

Treasure trove of new planets found - CBS News

NASA'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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

Monday, 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 ...

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

These 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 ...

Astronomers make largest ever discovery of habitable planets - Financial Times

Astronomers 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 ...

Planetary discoveries remind humans of their cosmic place - Financial Times

Those 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 ...

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

Nasa 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 ...

New solar system found to have 7 Earth-size planets - Science 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 ...

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

1. 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 ...

EU caught off guard by NASA publicity coup - EurActiv

NASA 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 ...

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

European 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 ...

Welcome to TRAPPIST-1 - Astrobiology 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 ...