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The New Frontier - News With Mary Dixon

Seven Earth-sized planets are orbiting a dwarf star known as Trappist-1 about 235-trillion years from here. NASA scientists say that’s cosmically close, and one of those exoplanets might have liquid water and sustain life … Chicago police say yesterday was the deadliest of the year to date – with 13 people shot and seven of them killed … The Green Line is running normally, after a fatal car crash into a support pillar on the West Side … Nine protesters have been arrested after refusing to leave their camp at the Dakota Access oil pipeline site … Protesters gathered at the White House last night … after the Trump administration reversed the Obama-era guidelines on bathroom and locker room use by transgender students … Mexican leaders are pushing back against Trump’s order to deport undocumented persons who are not from Mexico to Mexico … The Blackhawks host the Coyotes tonight … We’ll have some patchy fog this morning, and then partly sunny skies and temperatures falling into the upper-40s. 6 more words


NASA discover 7 Earth like Planets, may have possible lif

Chandigarh: Its first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting around a single nearby star and astronomers also shows possibility that these new worlds could hold life. 880 more words


ISS passed February 23, 2017 at 10:45PM

From February 23, 2017 at 10:45PM, until February 23, 2017 at 10:51PM, the International Space Station passed over overhead for 369 seconds.

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/22/2017

66 Progress (66P) Launch: 66P launched successfully from Baikonur, Kazakhstan on Tuesday at 11:23 pm CST with nominal ascent. Docking is scheduled for Friday, February 24th at 2:36 am CST. 437 more words

Embracing down to earth basics

I was underwhelmed by the NASA announcement yesterday of finding several planets that might be capable of supporting life by a nearby star.  NASA scientists justifying in the era of Trump why billions of dollars should be pumped into their space programme were excitedly telling the world about a bunch of planets that the human race had no chance of reaching; 40 billion + years of travel away by jumbo jet; 40 years away by travel at speed of light, speeds that produce forces that would destroy the human body at 1% of that speed. 263 more words


NASA Discovers 7 New Planets

In the event we destroy this Earth one day, we may have another viable option for survival on another planet.

NASA has discovered seven new Earth-like planets called TRAPPIST-1. 85 more words