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Seven rocky planets of TRAPPIST-1 might be similar but they aren't the same: Study
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Seven rocky planets of TRAPPIST-1 might be similar but they aren't the same: Study

They have interest researchers since 2017 when it was discovered that three of the seven planets are located in the theoretical "habitable zone".

Lasers could be fashioned into beacons to attract space-faring aliens: Study
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Lasers could be fashioned into beacons to attract space-faring aliens: Study

The beam produced would be strong and distinguishable from the Sun’s light to alien astronomers.

Happy 15th birthday Spitzer! NASA's telescope completes fifteen years in space
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Happy 15th birthday Spitzer! NASA's telescope completes fifteen years in space

NASA's Spitzer Telescope is the youngest member of the Great Observatory programme.

Earth-sized planets of TRAPPIST-1 have the potential of holding 250 times more water than Earth
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Earth-sized planets of TRAPPIST-1 have the potential of holding 250 times more water than Earth

The form that water would take on TRAPPIST-1 planets would depend on the amount of heat they receive from their star.

New research claims that TRAPPIST-1 solar system has two planets in the same position as Earth and Mars
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New research claims that TRAPPIST-1 solar system has two planets in the same position as Earth and Mars

Researchers pinpoint the third and fourth Earth-like exo-planets out of the seven called TRAPPIST-1d and TRAPPIST-1e in the TRAPPIST-1 solar system.

Year in review: A comprehensive guide to everything that happened in the fields of space and astronomy in 2017
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Year in review: A comprehensive guide to everything that happened in the fields of space and astronomy in 2017

2017 was a great year for anyone interested in space and astronomy featuring several groundbreaking discoveries and heart-wrenching goodbyes

Earth-sized planets orbiting dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 may have water: Study
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Earth-sized planets orbiting dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 may have water: Study

The outer Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 might still harbour substantial amounts of water, suggest results of a new study.

The TRAPPIST-1 system had enough time for life to evolve as it is older than the solar system
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The TRAPPIST-1 system had enough time for life to evolve as it is older than the solar system

The TRAPPIST-1 system is between 5.4 billion and 9.8 billion years old. Our solar system is 4.5 billion years old.

Researchers and musicians translate the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system into a musical instrument
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Researchers and musicians translate the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system into a musical instrument

The repeating pattern of transits used to discover the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system has been translated into a melody.

Astronomers detect
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Astronomers detect "strange signals" eminating from a star 11 light years away

A team of astronomers has claimed to have picked up "strange signals" emanating from a star 11 light years away.

Researchers discover smallest known star, about twelve times smaller than the Sun
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Researchers discover smallest known star, about twelve times smaller than the Sun

If the star were to be any smaller, it is believed that the pressure would be too much to allow for the fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium.

Flares from ultracool dwarf stars may threaten the habitability on rocky exoplanets
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Flares from ultracool dwarf stars may threaten the habitability on rocky exoplanets

Frequent solar flares from the host star could be a problem as far as habitability of the exoplanets in orbit around red dwarf stars are concerned.

Astronomers discover
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Astronomers discover "hottest gas giant" planet with more than 4,300 degrees of temperature

Because the planet is tidally locked to its star, one side of the planet is always facing toward the star, and one side is in perpetual darkness.

NASA astronomers figure out the intricate dance of exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system
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NASA astronomers figure out the intricate dance of exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system

The planets are locked in an orbital resonance, each gravitationally tugging the next planet, and keeping it in place.

Nasa releases raw data from Kepler observations of the Trappist-1 exoplanets
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Nasa releases raw data from Kepler observations of the Trappist-1 exoplanets

Nasa has now made the unprocessed data from a sustained observation campaign of the Trappist-1 system by Kepler available to the scientific community.

Nasa's James Webb space telescope to determine if Trappist-1 exoplanets could support life
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Nasa's James Webb space telescope to determine if Trappist-1 exoplanets could support life

Astronomers believe that Nasa's upcoming James Webb space telescope could help us find out if any of the seven earth-sized planets around the Trappist-1 star 40 light years away could possibly support life.

ANU research on shapes of distant planet systems increases the chances of finding alien life
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ANU research on shapes of distant planet systems increases the chances of finding alien life

ANU researchers have found out that planetary systems around distant stars are shaped like our own solar system.

Nasa's discovery of 7 earth-sized exoplanets is a significant step in the search for alien lifeforms
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Nasa's discovery of 7 earth-sized exoplanets is a significant step in the search for alien lifeforms

In a remarkable step towards answering the question "Are we alone in the universe", astronomers have spotted a nearby star with seven Earth-size planets.

The best bits from the NASA AMA following the announcement of Trappist-1 exoplanets
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The best bits from the NASA AMA following the announcement of Trappist-1 exoplanets

Following the announcement of the discovery of Earth sized exoplanets, Nasa scientists responded to questions in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) thread.

Exoplanet discovery: Nasa telescope finds seven Earth sized exoplanets around a single star
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Exoplanet discovery: Nasa telescope finds seven Earth sized exoplanets around a single star

Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope has found seven earth like exoplanets in orbit around a single ultracool white dwarf star.