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Close Encounter with an Undetected Asteroid

On July 23, 2017, astronomers detected a small asteroid now designated Asteroid 2017 001, three days after it passed by at 1/3 the moon’s distance from the Earth

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A Magnifying Glass In Space Reveals An Icy Alien Planet

A Magnifying Glass In Space Reveals An Icy Alien Planet By Judith E Braffman-Miller “This space we declare to be infinite… In it are an infinity of worlds of the same kind as our own.” Giordano Bruno (1584) In the 16th century the Italian astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher, Giordano Bruno, became one of the first to propose that the stars…

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NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found

NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Feb 22, 2017 Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone. Over 21 days, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope measured the drop in light as each…

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