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Seven worlds orbit the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, a mere 40 light-years away. In May 2016 astronomers using the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) announced the discovery of three planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Just announced, additional confirmations and discoveries by the Spitzer Space Telescope and supporting ESO ground-based telescopes have increased the number of known planets to seven. The TRAPPIST-1 planets are likely all rocky and similar in…

Seven worlds orbit the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, a mere 40 light-years away. In May 2016 astronomers using the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) announced the discovery of three planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Just announced, additional confirmations and discoveries by the Spitzer Space Telescope and supporting ESO ground-based telescopes have increased the number of known planets to seven. The TRAPPIST-1 planets are likely all rocky and similar in…

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At 8000 x 8000 pixels (full size image here), this “Blue Marble” image of the earth is NASA’s highest resolution image to date. It was composited from several pictures taken from Suomi NPP, the newest earth-observing satellite.(NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring)

At 8000 x 8000 pixels (full size image here), this “Blue Marble” image of the earth is NASA’s highest resolution image to date. It was composited from several pictures taken from Suomi NPP, the newest earth-observing satellite.(NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring)

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Pluto shows off snakeskin textures in highest-resolution pictures yet - The Washington Post

Pluto shows off snakeskin textures in highest-resolution pictures yet - The Washington Post

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A Supercell Thunderstorm Cloud Over Montana #NASA

A Supercell Thunderstorm Cloud Over Montana #NASA

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Astronomy picture of the day March 1, 2017. A solar eclipse with a beaded ring of fire.

Astronomy picture of the day March 1, 2017. A solar eclipse with a beaded ring of fire.

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