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First evidence of water found on Earth-sized exoplanets

WorldNews Tuesday, 5 September 2017 ()
First evidence of water found on Earth-sized exoplanetsThe Earth-sized planets orbiting the ultracool TRAPPIST-1 dwarf star 40 light-years away may have substantial amounts of water and could be habitable, scientists say. An international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven planets orbiting in the nearby TRAPPIST-1 planetary. The results suggest that the outer planets of the system might still harbour substantial amounts of water. This includes the...
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Humans have long been interested in the search for extraterrestrial life. In the past decade alone, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. These "exoplanets" are too far away to be actually seen, even with our most advanced telescopes. Rather, we detect...

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