The Closest Possible Exoplanet to Earth Unveiled

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Today, the scientific journal Nature released what could amount as the most important astronomical discovery of the century.  Scientists confirm an Earth-like planet orbits the closest star to our Sun. Dreams of Earth 2.0 Our closest existing exoplanet, Proxima Centauri b, orbits the star Proxima Centauri, a faint red dwarf …

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The Search for “Earth Proxima” Inspires Magical Short Documentary

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One of the most complex, and often controversial, questions mankind has ever faced: Are we alone? When asking such a question, it may be in reference to spirituality or even theories such as the possibility of ghosts. However, we are discussing the existence of another Earth-like planet, potentially leading to …

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Star Wars Comes to Life with Discovery of Tatooine-like Planet

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A newly discovered “Tatooine” enchants Star Wars fans as science fiction turns into science fact. Recall the two climactic sunset scenes on planet Tatooine in episodes III and IV of Star Wars.  Not only did the Skywalkers watch one star disappear over the horizon, but a second as well. George …

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Possible Earth Twin Discovered

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Kepler-452b holds many similarities to Earth.  Not much information is known about the newly discovered exoplanet, however what we understand holds promising possibilities towards the search for an Earth-like world. The basic specs of Kepler-452b closely match those of Earth, found from a pool of the over 1,000 exoplanets discovered …

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