What a five star system looks like.

This artist’s impression shows a sunset seen from the super-Earth Gliese 667 Cc. The brightest star in the sky is the red dwarf Gliese 667 C, which is part of a triple star system. The other two more distant stars, Gliese 667 A and B appear in the sky also to the right. Astronomers have estimated that there are tens of billions of such rocky worlds orbiting faint red dwarf stars in the Milky Way alone.

Via: dailymail.co.uk Picture a beautiful day with a clear blue sky, birds chirping, and the sunset in the distance. Now imagine this same landscape except with not one, not two, but five suns shining from differing distances in the sky!  This reality exists in a recently discovered solar system, known …

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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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NASA’s Dawn Probe Enters The Orbit of Ceres

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NASA’s Dawn Space Probe successfully entered the orbit of dwarf planet Ceres Friday, March 6th, at 7:39 am EST. The first-time mission to a dwarf planet reflects the continual endurance of space exploration and the pursuit to discover unexplored areas as close to earth as the asteroid belt. Information regarding …

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Earth’s Upcoming Close Encounter With New Asteroid

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There is an asteroid set to approach Earth Sunday, September 8th.  However, no need to hide in a bomb shelter. This asteroid will NOT impact our precious home or damage satellites. The asteroid, named 2014 RC, was discovered just days ago on August 31st by the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona and …

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