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Against All Odds: Scientists Find Solar System With Six Suns
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Against All Odds: Scientists Find Solar System With Six Suns

Binary and even trinary star systems have long been considered rather common. Planets under two or three suns are also…
10 Things Your Should Know About Hot Jupiters
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10 Things Your Should Know About Hot Jupiters

Before the discovery of Hot Jupiters, no scientist had imagined that such exoplanets could exist. Judging by their given name…
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Diamond Planet
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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Diamond Planet

The universe we live in is a strange place. Humans, in general, have limited resources and equipment, and that’s why…
New Estimates Suggest There Are Around 300 Million Habitable Planets in Our Galaxy
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New Estimates Suggest There Are Around 300 Million Habitable Planets in Our Galaxy

Just how big is the universe we live in? This answer is something we are unable to obtain, given our…
Aliens Within 300 Light-Years Can See Our Civilization
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Aliens Within 300 Light-Years Can See Our Civilization

Is there anyone else out there? Are we the only planet in the Galaxy capable of sustaining life? These questions…
The Scientific Exotica Catalog Lists The Most Likely Places in the Universe Where Aliens Could Exist
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The Scientific Exotica Catalog Lists The Most Likely Places in the Universe Where Aliens Could Exist

Breakthrough Listen is a 10-year-long program dedicated to the search for alien communications. While it is the most comprehensive program…
10 Things You Should Know About ’51 Pegasi B’ the First Extrasolar Planet Discovered by Man
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10 Things You Should Know About ’51 Pegasi B’ the First Extrasolar Planet Discovered by Man

There are over 200 billion planets in the Milky Way. Moreover, over 100 billion galaxies have been discovered so far;…
Here’s How Trees Can Help Scientists Search For Multicellular Alien Life on Exoplanets
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Here’s How Trees Can Help Scientists Search For Multicellular Alien Life on Exoplanets

Whether there is life outside of our planet is an enigma mankind has been trying to unravel for decades. As…
Scientists Identify “Super Habitable” Exoplanets That Are Much Better Suited For Life Than Earth 
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Scientists Identify “Super Habitable” Exoplanets That Are Much Better Suited For Life Than Earth 

Scientists have identified as many as 24 super habitable planets in the galaxy that are much more suitable for life…
6 Fascinating Recent Astronomical Discoveries You Probably Missed
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6 Fascinating Recent Astronomical Discoveries You Probably Missed

Mankind is exploring the universe at an incredibly fast pace. Technology has advanced so much in recent years, it has…
Meet “Earth Pi” an Exoplanet That Orbits its Star Every 3.14 days
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Meet “Earth Pi” an Exoplanet That Orbits its Star Every 3.14 days

The universe is an amazing place. Each day, we seem to learn just how little we know about the cosmos.…
Planets Can Form Around Black Holes And They Are Called Blanets
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Planets Can Form Around Black Holes And They Are Called Blanets

It’s a strange universe out there. We’ve got moonmoons, which are moons that have moons. We’ve also got ploonets, which…
Astronomers Find a Surprising Number of Exoplanets Could Host Alien Life
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Astronomers Find a Surprising Number of Exoplanets Could Host Alien Life

When we look at outer space, we see a vast cosmos. The universe we live in is massive, and its…
Astronomers Identify Nearby Planetary System Likely to Host Life as We Know It
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Astronomers Identify Nearby Planetary System Likely to Host Life as We Know It

Astronomers have identified a nearby planetary system that is likely to harbor life as we know it. The star system…
Astronomers Find Two Super-Earths Orbiting a Red Dwarf Not Far From Earth
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Astronomers Find Two Super-Earths Orbiting a Red Dwarf Not Far From Earth

Two super-Earths and a possible third exoplanet have been discovered orbiting a neighboring star, forming the closest known compact planetary…
Six Potential Exomoons Discovered in Distant Solar Systems Raise Hopes of Finding Alien Life
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Six Potential Exomoons Discovered in Distant Solar Systems Raise Hopes of Finding Alien Life

A group of astronomers from Western University has reported discovering six potential exomoons in distant star systems in the galaxy.…
Exoplanet Nurseries Revealed In Unprecedented Images of Alien Star Systems
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Exoplanet Nurseries Revealed In Unprecedented Images of Alien Star Systems

Astronomers have recently released what is considered the largest collection of sharp, detailed photographs of debris disks surrounding young stars.…
Astronomers Say Over 6 billion Earth-like Planets Exist in Our Galaxy
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Astronomers Say Over 6 billion Earth-like Planets Exist in Our Galaxy

Which is greater; the number of sand grains on Earth or stars in the sky? This is perhaps one of…
Astronomers Reveal “Miniature” Solar System and the Youngest Rocky Planets Ever Found
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Astronomers Reveal “Miniature” Solar System and the Youngest Rocky Planets Ever Found

Astronomers have reported discovering what is considered a “miniaturized” solar system and another star system home to some of the…
Scientists Hint at Existence of Hidden Biospheres Beneath our Ocean Ridges
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Scientists Hint at Existence of Hidden Biospheres Beneath our Ocean Ridges

Although we’ve mapped distant moons in our solar system, and explored planets such as Mars with extreme detail, many of…
Who Says Aliens On Distant Planets Need Oxygen To Survive?
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Who Says Aliens On Distant Planets Need Oxygen To Survive?

In other words, aliens shouldn’t have to breathe oxygen. Although humans need oxygen to survive, our planet’s atmospheric layers are…
Distant Solar System is Home to 6 Exoplanets With Nearly-Perfect Rhythmic Orbits
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Distant Solar System is Home to 6 Exoplanets With Nearly-Perfect Rhythmic Orbits

88 light-years away, five super-Earth’s, and at least one “mini-Neptune” orbit a Sun-like star. These five planets are locked in…
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