Stunning discovery by NASA: Seven planets rotating around a star (Maybe there is some form of life?)

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Stunning discovery by NASA: Seven planets rotating around a star (Maybe there is some form of life?)

#1 Postby cycloneye » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:22 pm

NASA has discovered this stunning event of the seven planets as large as the Earth rotating around a star.

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water – key to life as we know it – under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone.

“This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “Answering the question ‘are we alone’ is a top science priority and finding so many planets like these for the first time in the habitable zone is a remarkable step forward toward that goal.”

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... ets-around


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Re: Stunning discovery by NASA: Seven planets rotating around a star (Maybe there is some form of life?)

#2 Postby cycloneye » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:06 pm

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Re: Stunning discovery by NASA: Seven planets rotating around a star (Maybe there is some form of life?)

#3 Postby gatorcane » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:50 pm

wow fascinating discovery. Maybe one step closer to knowing the answer of whether we are alone.
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Re: Stunning discovery by NASA: Seven planets rotating around a star (Maybe there is some form of life?)

#4 Postby WeatherGuesser » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:29 pm

I think it's a Borg listening post and staging area.
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