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

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7 New Planets Could Host Alien Life

These new Earth-size planets orbit a dwarf star named Trappist-1 about 40 light years from Earth. 1,795 more words


Now, let’s get past all the political lies and fake news and deal with science, which is the real truth! Trappist-1 . Not a name that you would think of as a star that would have 7, Count them 7 earth size planets orbiting it! 619 more words

World View

Discovery of TRAPPIST-1's seven Earth-sized planets is incredibly good news.

From the scientific point of view how big news is the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets and what does this discovery tell us about the possibility of an alien life? 620 more words


M31 Andromeda Galaxy with Canon 6D

I wanted to post this as a contrast to my Andromeda photo the other day. This is a deviation from what I usually post but I thought it was interesting. 99 more words


How to (and not to) Get Kids Interested in Astronomy

Through my studying of astronomy and stargazing, as well as interactions with my younger relatives, I have come to opinions on the best methods to introduce children to the wonders of the sky.   1,991 more words


Model Planets

As I pointed out yesterday, the recently announced TRAPPIST-1 system is tiny. The little star itself is barely larger than Jupiter. But what about the system as a whole? 217 more words