NASA Discovers 7 New ‘Earths’

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NASA has announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a single star — three of which lie in the system’s habitable zone. That makes TRAPPIST-1, at a meager 39 light years away, one of the most interesting places to look for life. It’s already one of the biggest stories in astronomy in months and could turn out to be one of the most important discoveries ever.

At the heart of the buzz, surrounding TRAPPIST-1 lies one of the biggest questions we’ve ever designed to ask: are we alone in the universe? Our species has wondered this for millennia, but we’re only just now reaching a point of technological sophistication that allows us to make meaningful progress. In the past few decades alone we’ve discovered not only the vast scales of the universe, but that there are countless stars in the heavens, and many of them harbor planets…

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