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Planets Orbiting TRAPPIST-1 Star Provide Clues to the Nature of Habitable...

TRAPPIST-1 is an ultra-cool red dwarf star located about 40 light-years from the sun in the constellation Aquarius. It’s slightly larger, but much more...
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Climate Change for Aliens

In February NASA astronomers discovered­­ seven Earth-like planets, potentially harboring life, orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1, not too far from Earth. Scientists have yet to discover...
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Smallest-ever Star Discovered by Astronomers

Our discovery reveals how small stars can be. Alexander Boetticher The smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the...
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Newly Discovered Planets Could Have Water on Their Surfaces

That the planets are so similar to Earth bodes well for the search for life elsewhere Amaury Triaud The team has been using the TRAPPIST–South telescope...