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  • NASA Just Discovered An Alien Planet!

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    Barnard's Star is a very small star about 5 times smaller than our sun. It's our closest single star about 58 trillion km away from us. While scientists were studying it they have discovered a new planet.

    It's called Barnard-B also known as super earth. It's 3 times bigger than earth and orbits beyond habitable zone. According to astronomers, Barnard-B may have ice on the surface and below the sheet of ice there might be alien species living right now.

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  • Hunt for alien life zooms in on newly discovered solar system

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    Astronomers have identified seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star that's just a mere 230 trillion miles from our own planet, raising the tantalizing prospect of life in a solar system beyond our own. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how they made the discovery and what it means.

  • NASA discovers Earth-like planet in habitable zone...

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    NASA said its Kepler spacecraft has spotted Earth's bigger, older cousin: the first nearly Earth-size planet to be found in a habitable zone.

  • First planet discovered with water which may hold alien life

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    Life on another planet could well be possible. Researchers at UCL have detected water vapour and habitable temperatures in the atmosphere of a super-earth.

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  • Water found for first time in atmosphere of planet outside Earths solar system

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    Astronomers from UCL have found traces of water vapour in an exoplanet outside Earth's solar system.…
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  • Potentially habitable super-Earth discovered

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    31 lightyears away, a new planet has been found by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. Dana Jacobson reports.

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  • NASA Announces Discovery of 7 New Planets, 3 In ‘Habitable Zone’ | NBC News

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    NASA announced Wednesday the discovery of seven planets in the TRAPPIST solar system, including three planets within the “habitable zone,” meaning they could contain water and be hosts to alien organisms.
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  • TESS Missions First Earth-size World in Stars Habitable-zone

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    NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone, the range of distances where conditions may be just right to allow the presence of liquid water on the surface. Scientists confirmed the find, called TOI 700 d, using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and have modeled the planet's potential environments to help inform future observations.

    TOI 700 is a small, cool M dwarf star located just over 100 light-years away in the southern constellation Dorado. It's roughly 40 of the Sun's mass and size and about half its surface temperature. The star appears in 11 of the 13 sectors TESS observed during the mission's first year, and scientists caught multiple transits by its three planets.

    The innermost planet, called TOI 700 b, is almost exactly Earth-size, is probably rocky and completes an orbit every 10 days. The middle planet, TOI 700 c, is 2.6 times larger than Earth -- between the sizes of Earth and Neptune -- orbits every 16 days and is likely a gas-dominated world. TOI 700 d, the outermost known planet in the system and the only one in the habitable zone, measures 20 larger than Earth, orbits every 37 days and receives from its star 86% of the energy that the Sun provides to Earth. All of the planets are thought to be tidally locked to their star, which means they rotate once per orbit so that one side is constantly bathed in daylight.

    The Spitzer data increased scientists' confidence that TOI 700 d is a real planet and sharpened their measurements of its orbital period by 56% and its size by 38%. It also ruled out other possible astrophysical causes of the transit signal, such as the presence of a smaller, dimmer companion star in the system.

    While the exact conditions on TOI 700 d are unknown, scientists used current information, like the planet's size and the type of star it orbits, and modeled 20 potential environments for TOI 700 d to gauge if any version would result in surface temperatures and pressures suitable for habitability.

    One simulation included an ocean-covered TOI 700 d with a dense, carbon-dioxide-dominated atmosphere similar to what scientists suspect surrounded Mars when it was young. The model atmosphere contains a deep layer of clouds on the star-facing side. Another model depicts TOI 700 d as a cloudless, all-land version of modern Earth, where winds flow away from the night side of the planet and converge on the point directly facing the star.

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  • Extraterrestrial life? NASA announces Keplar telescope discovery of Kepler 22b, the new Earth

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    Bill Borucki, Kepler principal investigator at NASA Ames Research Centre on the discovery of an Earth like planet outside the solar system

  • Tiny Alien Planet Discovered By NASA TESS Mission

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    A planet, named L 98-59b, that is smaller than Earth but bigger than Mercury was discovered orbiting nearby star L 98-59 using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). It's the smallest planet discovered using TESS to date. -- Learn more:

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  • Earth-Sized Planet Found in Stars Habitable Zone, Only 100 Light-Years Away

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    NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has been used to discover an Earth-sized planet in it's parent star's habitable zone. The planet is designated TOI 700 d. Story: NASA's TESS Planet Hunter Finds Its 1st Earth-Size World in 'Habitable Zone'

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  • NASA’s New Planet Tracker, NEID

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    A new NASA-funded planet-hunting instrument has been installed on the WIYN telescope, on Arizona’s Kitt Peak. NEID (pronounced “NOO-id,” rhymes with fluid) is a spectrometer that is one of the first instruments of its kind with the precision to detect small, terrestrial planets around nearby stars. NEID will also confirm the presence of planets discovered by NASA’s TESS space telescope, and reveal details of their anatomy.

    Eventually, scientists want to be able to find Earth-like planets around Sun-like stars, in an effort to find a world with life on it.

  • Alien Ocean: NASA’s Mission to Europa

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    Could a liquid water ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa have the ingredients to support life? Here's how NASA's mission to Europa would find out.

  • TESS Satellite Discovered Its 1st World Orbiting 2 Stars

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    Researchers working with data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered the mission’s first circumbinary planet, a world orbiting two stars. The planet, called TOI 1338b, is around 6.9 times larger than Earth, or between the sizes of Neptune and Saturn. It lies in a system 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Pictor.

    The stars in the system make an eclipsing binary, which occurs when the stellar companions circle each other in our plane of view. One is about 10% more massive than our Sun, while the other is cooler, dimmer and only one-third the Sun’s mass.

    TOI 1338b’s transits are irregular, between every 93 and 95 days, and vary in depth and duration thanks to the orbital motion of its stars. TESS only sees the transits crossing the larger star — the transits of the smaller star are too faint to detect. Although the planet transits irregularly, its orbit is stable for at least the next 10 million years. The orbit’s angle to us, however, changes enough that the planet transit will cease after November 2023 and resume eight years later.

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  • earthrise - NASAs Kepler space telescope finds 10 Earth-like planets

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    NASA's Kepler space telescope finds 10 Earth-like planets

    NASA has announced the discovery of 10 rocky, Earth-sized planets in our Milky Way Galaxy that could potentially have liquid water and support life.

    The US space agency released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets - planets outside of our solar system - that had been detected by its Kepler space telescope between its launch in 2009 through its first four years in space.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from California.

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

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    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 planet passed in front of the star. Spitzer was able to identify a total of seven rocky worlds, including three in the habitable zone, where liquid water might be found.

    The video features interviews with Sean Carey, manager of the Spitzer Science Center, Caltech/IPAC; Nikole Lewis, James Webb Space Telescope project scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute; and Michaël Gillon, principal investigator, TRAPPIST, University of Liege, Belgium.

    The system has been revealed through observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the ground-based TRAPPIST (TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope) telescope, as well as other ground-based observatories. The system was named for the TRAPPIST telescope.

    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, manages the Spitzer Space Telescope mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center at Caltech in Pasadena. Spacecraft operations are based at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, Colorado. Data are archived at the Infrared Science Archive housed at Caltech/IPAC. Caltech manages JPL for NASA. For more information about Spitzer, visit and

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  • NASA discovers seven new Earth-like planets

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    NASA has discovered a solar system with seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star, and some of them could potentially support life.

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  • NASAs TESS Satellite discovers planet orbiting 2 stars

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    Researchers working with data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered the mission’s first circumbinary planet, a world orbiting two stars. The planet, called TOI 1338 b, is around 6.9 times larger than Earth, or between the sizes of Neptune and Saturn. It lies in a system 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Pictor. (Courtesy/ NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

  • NASA’s Exoplanet Hunter Is Getting Us One Step Closer To Another Earth, Here’s How

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    NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) discovered 21 planets outside our solar system during its first year in space. How does TESS categorize a planet?
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    Along with the planets TESS has discovered, the mission has identified more than 850 candidate exoplanets that are waiting for confirmation by ground-based telescopes.
    The NASA satellite uses four large, specially designed cameras that are able to scan the sky for stars outside of our solar system.

    TESS has been on this exoplanet-hunting mission for more than a year and has gathered unprecedented data on numerous other astrophysical phenomena including exocomets and supernovae.

    Once a potential exoplanet is identified, TESS notifies astronomers on the ground to take a closer look with their telescopes to confirm.

    Hopefully scientists will be able to get even closer looks at all the stuff that NASA’s TESS has scouted out for us when the James Webb Space Telescope eventually launches.

    JWST could even take measurements of the compositions of these exciting planets and their atmospheres, telling scientists even more about whether these exoplanets could support life.

    Learn more about all TESS has to offer and how the satellite recognizes a planet on this episode of Elements.

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    TESS Completes First Year of Survey, Turns to Northern Sky

    NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered 21 planets outside our solar system and captured data on other interesting events occurring in the southern sky during its first year of science.

    Tiny dips in star brightnesses reveal 3 exocomets

    Astronomers have also detected some exocomets, or comets orbiting faraway stars, too. When you think of it, exocomet detections are an amazing accomplishment! In contrast to planets, which are relatively solid and thousands of miles wide, the nuclei, or cores, of comets are only a few miles wide.

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    TESS will survey the entire sky, looking at 400 times more stars than Kepler did throughout its lifetime. TESS will do this with four identical telescopes, which, combined, observe a 24-degree patch of sky at any one point. Each 27 days, TESS changes direction and looks for planets around a different set of stars in a new ‘sector’.

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  • NASA Discovers A Hidden Alien Planet!

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    A team of scientists were studying Kepler's data and they've discovered an new exoplanet. This new planet is known as Kepler-1649c it's about 1.06 times larger than Earth located roughly 300 light-years from us. Kepler-1649c orbits a small red dwarf star and takes 19.5 days to complete one orbit.

    It receives 75% of the amount of light Earth receives from Sun means it's temperature may be similar to Earth allowing Alien life to exist on surface. However scientists are concerned about it's Star. Red dwarf stars are known for solar flares that could easily destroy any potential life.

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  • NASA, Google AI find new exoplanet

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    The planet is in the Kepler-90 system more than 2,500 light years from Earth.

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  • NASA Says Were on Verge of Finding Alien Life

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    NASA's chief scientist Ellen Stofan predicts that scientists will find signs of alien life by 2025. WSJ's Monika Auger reports. Photo: NASA

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  • NASA just discovered the first food source for potential aliens

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    Searching for aliens is a tricky business. Most likely, the first alien life we discover will be hidden beneath miles of ocean on a distant world like Jupiter's moon Europa or Saturn's moon Enceladus.

    That's why the best way to search for alien life today is to find pieces of the puzzle that make up the larger picture. In recent years, NASA has done just that with its Cassini spacecraft.

    Cassini first discovered evidence of a vast ocean on Enceladus by spotting plumes of water vapor jutting out of Enceladus' surface. Now, the Cassini team has announced that this distant ocean contains hydrogen.

    Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, so it might not come as a surprise it exists in the oceans of Enceladus. However, this hydrogen could serve a very important purpose: food for alien microbes.

    That's exactly what some of the hydrogen here on Earth does — it feeds microbes that live on the seafloor in extreme environments where sunlight can't reach. So, the discovery of hydrogen on another water world is extremely exciting.

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  • NASA discovers planet similar to Earth

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    Kepler-22b is the first planet in the habitable zone with liquid water on its surface discovered by NASA's Kepler mission.

  • This Teen Just Discovered a WHOLE NEW PLANET! | News 4 Now

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    When we were 17, we were busy trying to find a date to prom. Wolf Cukier was busy discovering a new planet with NASA. Here's what he says about the experience.

  • NASA found 7 “Earthlike” planets

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    NASA has discovered seven planets with Earth-like qualities orbiting a nearby star making them among the strongest candidates in the continued search for extraterrestrial life among known exoplanets, or planets that exist outside of our own solar system.

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  • First alien star system with as many planets as our own discovered by NASA and Google

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    A joint effort between NASA scientists and Google artificial intelligence specialist has led to the discovery of a star system with as many worlds as our own.…
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  • NASA finds alien planet almost the size of Earth

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    NASA said its new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite space telescope has discovered its smallest exoplanet so far, an alien world that's roughly 80 percent the size of Earth and could help unlock secrets of how the Blue Planet became habitable. --

  • 7 Earth-like planets discovered by NASA

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    Seven Earth-sized planets, all of which could contain water, have been found orbiting a small star 39 light-years away

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  • Habitable Planets Found, NASA Announces Major Space Discovery | TIME

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    NASA holds a Discovery Beyond Our Solar System press conference on major information about exoplanets, or planets that orbit stars other than our sun.
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  • NASA has discovered over 1,000 new planets in our galaxy

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    And the space agency says there could be billions more undiscovered in the Milky Way.

  • 17-year-old NASA intern discovers rare new planet

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    NASA's planet hunter satellite TESS has discovered an exoplanet orbiting two stars instead of one — and it was identified by a high school intern.

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  • NASA | Using Color to Search for Alien Earths

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    NASA astronomer Lucy McFadden and UCLA graduate Carolyn Crow recently made a discovery that will help identify characteristics of extrasolar planets. By comparing the reflected red, blue, and green light from planets in our solar system, they and their team were able to group the planets according to their similarities. The planets fall into very distinct regions on this plot, where the vertical direction indicates the relative amount of blue light, and the horizontal direction the relative amount of red light.

    This technique works even when the source of the reflected light is visible only as a point, like exoplanets appear when observed through a telescope. Therefore, scientists can use it to identify earthlike planets more easily.

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  • An Exoplanet Discovery from Hubble on This Week @NASA – September 13, 2019

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    Hubble makes an exoplanet discovery, the next space station crew gets ready to launch, and back to work in Florida after weathering the storm … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!

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  • NASA Telescope Finds More Than 1,000 Planets — Still No Aliens

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    As far as Tuesdays go, NASA had a pretty good one. Astronomers announced the discovery of 1,284 new planets.

    The planets are orbiting distant stars way outside our solar system and are known as exoplanets.

    The exoplanets were spotted by the Kepler Space Telescope, which has been in orbit since 2009. This new discovery more than doubles the amount of confirmed planets Kepler has noticed since its launch.

    Kepler tracks the dimming of distant stars to determine if possible planets orbit around them. A new statistical method helped scientists confirm that the telescope really was seeing an exoplanet.

    According to NASA, almost 550 of the confirmed exoplanets could be rocky planets like Earth. What’s more, nine of them orbit their sun within a distance that allows water to pool.

    One scientist said, This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth.

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  • NASA Has Discovered A New Planet

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    CBS Correspondent Michelle Miller reports on the impact new technology could have on finding alien life.

  • Nasa announces discovery of seven Earth-sized planets – video report

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    Nasa announced the discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a star called Trappist-1, about 39 light years away, on Wednesday.

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    The find has widely excited the astronomy community because of its implications in the hunt for alien life beyond the solar system. Three of the planets in the Trappist-1 system are in the habitable zone near the star and so could have water on their surfaces.

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  • Is Nasas Kepler mission earth-like planet discovery a big deal?

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    Science Editor Sarah Knapton discusses the importance of the discovery of planet Kepler-452b

    NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star.

    The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone -- the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of an orbiting planet -- of a G2-type star, like our sun.

    The confirmation of Kepler-452b brings the total number of confirmed planets to 1,030.

    Nasa also announced it had found another 11 other earth-like planets.

    Sarah Knapton discusses Nasa's latest discoveries with the Video News Editor Olivia Bolton.

    The Kepler spacecraft has been looking for signs of new worlds outside the Solar System since May 2009, and has so far found more than 4,000 planets in the so-called ‘Goldilocks Zone’ – neither too hot, nor too cold to sustain life.

    The discoveries give new hope that alien civilisations may exist beyond the Solar System.

    Earlier this week Professor Stephen Hawking and the Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees announced they were joining a $100 million project to seek out signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence in the Milky Way.

    There is now clear evidence for huge numbers of nearby planets but many are uninhabitable gas giants or rocky Earth-like planets which are too near their stars to hold life.

    Since liquid water is critical to life on Earth, many scientists believe the search for extra-terrestrial life should focus on planets where liquid water occurs.

    The size of the planet also means it has enough gravity to pull in gases like hydrogen and helium to form an atmosphere.

    Kepler’s task is to look for rocky planets between half and twice the size of Earth where water could still exist on the surface. Nasa is also trying to determine the fraction of the hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy that might have such planets.

    The space observatory detects planets as their orbits cross in front of their star and cause a very tiny but periodic dimming of the star’s brightness.

    Last April astronomers found the most Earth-like planet so far orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.

    The planet – named Kepler-186f – is 500 light years away and orbits a red dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus in our corner of the Milky Way.

    Kepler-186f is orbiting at the outer edge of the habitable zone around its star, which could mean that any liquid surface water would be in danger of freezing.

    However because it slightly larger than Earth scientists are hoping the atmosphere would be thick enough to provide a blanket of insulation.

    So far more than 3,800 possible planets have been detected by Kepler but this is the first that is so much like Earth.

    However it would be impossible to visit the planet to find out if it contained life. Not only is it 2,939 trillion miles away, the light we are seeing is 500 years old.

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  • NASA finds Earths bigger, older cousin

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    NASA said its Kepler spacecraft has spotted Earth's bigger, older cousin: the first nearly Earth-size planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star similar to our own.

  • 7 Earth-Like Planets Discovered: How Did NASA/ESO Do It?

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    NASA has just announced the discovery of another solar system with 7 earth like planets. Let's explore this topic.
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  • Saturn-sized world orbiting 2 stars found using NASA TESS

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    NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has been usedd to discover a planet the size of Saturn called TOI 1338 b. It is orbiting two stars about 1,300 light-years away. Story: High school student discovers alien planet with twin suns just days into a NASA internship:

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  • NASA Just Discovered An Alien Planet!

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    Barnard's Star is a very small star about 5 times smaller than our sun. It's our closest single star about 58 trillion km away from us. While scientists were studying it they have discovered a new planet.


    It's called Barnard-B also known as super earth. It's 3 times bigger than earth and orbits beyond habitable zone. According to astronomers, Barnard-B may have ice on the surface and below the sheet of ice there might be alien species living right now.

  • NASA finds new planet, possible Super Earth

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    NASA finds new planet, possible Super Earth

  • NASA May Have Found Alien Life in Our Own Solar System

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    NASA scientists found molecular hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

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    CGTN's Mike Walter talks wih Keith Cowing, editor of NASAWatch.com, about the agency's program to find new planets.

  • Next steps after NASA discovers 7 Earth-size planets

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    NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets around a star about 40 light years away from Earth. All seven could have water, which is key to life like ours, and three of them fall in the habitable zone. Michio Kaku, CBS News science and futurist contributor and physics professor at the City University of New York, joins CBS This Morning with more on this new discovery.

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  • NASA discovers three new worlds: What are they?

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    NASA’s planet hunting satellite is on the first-of-its-kind mission to find new worlds beyond our solar system and identify the ones that could support alien life.

    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is expected to find thousands of new exoplanets orbiting nearby stars, lifted off at 4:21 am IST on April 19 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

    For this two-year survey mission, scientists divided the sky into 26 sectors. TESS will use four unique wide-field cameras to map 13 sectors encompassing the southern sky during its first year of observations and 13 sectors of the northern sky during the second year, altogether covering 85 % of the sky.

    TESS will be watching for phenomena called transits. A transit occurs when a planet passes in front of its star from the observer’s perspective, causing a periodic and regular dip in the star’s brightness. More than 78 % of the approximately 3,700 confirmed exoplanets have been found using transits. NASA’s Kepler spacecraft found more than 2,600 exoplanets, most orbiting faint stars between 300 and 3,000 light-years from Earth, using this same method of watching for transits.

  • How NASA Plans to Discover Alien Life on Jupiter’s Moon, Europa | Countdown To Launch

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    The perfect conditions for alien life might be hidden under the icy crust of Jupiter’s moon, Europa. And a new mission from NASA plans to send the Europa Clipper to explore.
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    The search for extraterrestrial life extends into the far reaches of the galaxy and while there are several distant candidate exoplanets, the most promising destination for alien life might be right in our celestial backyard.

    The perfect conditions for alien life could be hidden under the icy crust of Jupiter’s moon, Europa.

    And since Europa is in our solar system, we can actually visit Jupiter’s moon.

    A new mission from NASA just got the green light to proceed with building an in-depth, investigative orbiter named Europa Clipper. Europa Clipper will be the first time we send a spacecraft to a moon other than our own, and perhaps, uncover that we might not be alone in the universe.

    NASA has reason to believe that Europa is potentially habitable as a result of the information sent over from the Hubble Space Telescope and from other previous space missions that took measurements of the moon’s surface while passing by.

    And from one of these flybys, the strongest piece of evidence of Europa’s ocean emerged.

    Life as we know it needs at least three requirements: liquid water, the right chemical elements, and an energy source. And while this icy world has water, and possible elements, it’s been hard to nail down an energy source on Europa, but NASA’s Europa Clipper orbiter is prepared to find it.

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    The mission will conduct an in-depth exploration of Jupiter's moon, Europa, and investigate whether the icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life, honing our insights into astrobiology. To develop this mission in the most cost-effective fashion, NASA is targeting to have the Europa Clipper spacecraft complete and ready for launch as early as 2023.

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    Scientists think Europa’s ice shell is 10 to 15 miles (15 to 25 kilometers) thick, floating on an ocean 40 to 100 miles (60 to 150 kilometers) deep. So while Europa is only one-fourth the diameter of Earth, its ocean may contain twice as much water as all of Earth’s oceans combined.

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    An ice penetrating radar will determine the thickness of the moon's icy shell and search for subsurface lakes similar to those beneath Antarctica. The mission also will carry a magnetometer to measure strength and direction of the moon's magnetic field, which will allow scientists to determine the depth and salinity of its ocean.

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  • ScienceCasts: A Sudden Multiplication of Planets

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    Today, NASA announced a breakthrough addition to the catalog of new planets. Researchers using Kepler have confirmed 715 new worlds, almost quadrupling the number of planets previously confirmed by the planet-hunting spacecraft. Some of the new worlds are similar in size to Earth and orbit in the habitable zone of their parent stars.

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