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Proxima b: New planet like earth, new hopes, huge distances

August 27, 2016 8:00 am
Proxima b: New planet like earth, new hopes, huge distances

This artist’s impression shows the exoplanet Proxima b, which orbits the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri. The double star Alpha Centauri AB appears in the image between the exoplanet and its star. (ESO) In a desperate attempt to overcome our cosmic solitude, the human beings sift through the data collected from […]

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Scientists crack mystery of Venus’ vanished water

June 22, 2016 9:00 am
Scientists crack mystery of Venus’ vanished water

Picture / Krystofer Kim-Nasa Goddard Conceptual Image Lab By human standards, a descent onto Venus mirrors a fall through different circles of hell. As visitors approach, they would first pass through a thick haze of sulfuric acid. Further below are heavy metal snows that drift over Venusian mountain peaks. Finally, […]

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Three earth-sized planets discovered orbiting dim dwarf star

May 4, 2016 7:07 am
Three earth-sized planets discovered orbiting dim dwarf star

An artistic image of TRAPPIST-1 with its three planets (Space.com) Astronomers’ recent discovery of three potentially habitable exoplanets some 40 light years away may at last refute our cosmic solitude. The almost earth-sized planets might also serve as our second home, providing that we can go far beyond our current technology to reach them. […]

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Eight new planets have been discovered by NASA that exist in the “Goldilocks zone,”

January 7, 2015 1:42 am
Eight new planets have been discovered by NASA that exist in the “Goldilocks zone,”

Eight new planets have been discovered in the ‘Goldilocks’ zone of their stars, orbiting at a distance where oceans and life could exist. The discovery doubles the number of small planets less than twice the diameter of Earth that are believed to be in the habitable zone of their parent […]

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