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NASA discovers 7-planet solar system – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on February 23rd, 2017.

No-one knows how to drum up excitement before an announcement quite like NASA. This morning they announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star about 40 light years away from Earth. The system of exoplanets orbits Trappist-1, a low-mass, cool star. Initially, the team of scientists found three exoplanets in the Aquarius constellation, […]

NZ Herald/AP: 32 more planets discovered

Peter Griffin posted in on October 21st, 2009.

European astronomers have found another 32 planets in solar systems outside ours, bringing the total number of exoplanets to more than 400. Exoplanets – or planets outside our solar system – intrigue scientists interested in studying whether life could have evolved other than on Earth. Finding earth-like planets is of particular interest. An excerpt: (read […]

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