In a recently published paper, Dr. Duncan Forgan proposed that alien civilizations could create a “galactic internet” by using artificial transits to communicate.
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Two new studies from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have thrown some cold water on the notion that planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system might be habitable.
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The latest catalog to be released by the Kepler mission features and additional 10 potentially-habitable planets, and has led to some interesting conclusions about those that have been discovered so far.
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A new study by an international team of researchers has revealed information about the surface conditions on TRAPPIST-1’s outermost planet.
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NASA’s LUVOIR, the Large Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Surveyor, is the future of Super Telescopes. It’s 15m mirror will dwarf the Hubble and James Webb.
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A new study of the TRAPPIST-1 system indicates that life-swapping may take place between the planets in its habitable zone, and quite often too!
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We assume that habitable exoplanets will have significant land masses, because that’s what we have on Earth. Are we wrong?
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The TRAPPIST-1 star might flare too frequently and too violently for life to exist on the TRAPPIST planets.
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A team of international astronomers recently found the closest thing to a “Venus-like” planet in a nearby star system, which could have drastic implications for “habitability” studies.
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The eagerly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope will be the first of the Super Telescopes to start work.
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