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TRAPPIST-1: Aliens or Will It Be Earth 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 etc?

On Wednesday afternoon, NASA announced the discovery of 7 Earth-sized rocky planets orbiting around a dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1. Originally, only 2 planets had been found in 2016 so this is indeed quite the step up. 679 more words


Sunday, Feb. 26th: Something strange is about to happen in the southern hemispher

On Sunday, Feb. 26th, the Moon will pass in front of the sun, covering as much as 99% of the solar disk.

It’s an annular solar eclipse, shown here in an animation from ShadowandSubstance.com… 165 more words


My Original Artwork ~ Windowpane Moonlight

I’ve completed my latest painting, which I call ‘My Original Artwork ~ Windowpane Moonlight’ (18″ x 24″), and I’m pleased that the finished product captures my imagination from when I first thought of painting the Moon and Milky Way. 124 more words

Mark D. Jones

Absence Of (Space) Alien Contact Now Explained

Recent revelations regarding a newly discovered solar system with 7 planets, all located within the famed ‘Goldilocks’ zone, have sparked renewed debate about the possibility of finding alien life-forms (insert Trump jokes here). 1,031 more words


NASA Found 7 Planets Similar Earth, Possibly Human Live

That’s distance around 40 light-years away from earth, all seven planets has same size with Earth, founded. The seven planets surround a star with little small as name TRAPIST-1. 359 more words


NASA Image of the Day - Orion Spacecraft Progress Continues With Installation of Module to Test Propulsion Systems

On Feb. 22, engineers successfully installed ESA’s European Service Module Propulsion Qualification Module (PQM) at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico that was delivered by Airbus – ESA’s prime contractor for the Service Module. 23 more words


Is There Life Beyond Earth?

Scientists discover 7 ‘Earthlike’ planets orbiting a nearby star

By Sarah Kaplan  | The Washington Post | February 22, 2017

Astronomers found a new solar system just 39 light years from ours, full of Earthlike planets. 1,653 more words

Earthlike Planets