Captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, the image shows a star and two gas giants roughly 300 light-years away.
Rest in space, Kepler.
When, the question goes, will we finally discover a planet that can sustain life? When will we discover Earth 2.0? Have we
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Finally after decades of hope and hard work, astronomers finally discovered a planet orbiting the nearest star to our sun: Proxima Centauri. Describing it in human terms leads to some interesting problems!
If it's for real, it's the closest planet beyond our solar system. The closest planet in outer space.
The Drake Equation is a thought problem created in 1961 by Astronomer Frank Drake to produce a number meant to indicate how many intelligent and detectable civilizations may exist in the Milky Way galaxy which is our home in the Universe.
No one has found E.T. yet, but we may be getting closer.
Eat your heart out, Tatooine!
"We really do know that pretty much every star in the sky hosts at least one planet," says astronomer Adam Frank.
The Earth-like planets are the first ones found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star.
“It is a fascinating object!”
We have discovered that neither our place in the galaxy nor our galaxy itself is special. The discovery of extrasolar life will demonstrate that that claim to being special will have to be abandoned.