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TWO FARAWAY PLANETS MAY HAVE ATMOSPHERES THAT CAN SUPPORT LIFE

Two planets in the constellation of Aquarius may have atmospheres that could support life. After using the Hubble Space Telescope to spy on the planets, astronomers have concluded that these worlds don’t have the inhospitable atmosphere of most gas planets.

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Seeing One Day Pass on Earth from Space Is Beyond Stunning

This is what one day looks like on Earth from space. The footage condenses 24 hours of imagery from Japan’s Himawari-8 satellite into 12 seconds and shows us how the our beautiful blue marble peels itself from the darkness in unbelievable detail. The reveal of Earth is just beyond words. No planet is as beautiful as Earth and videos like this where we see Van Gogh in the moving clouds mixed with the colors of our land mass projected against the blue, no other planet even comes close.

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THE BIGGEST SOLAR SYSTEM EVER FOUND IS VERY, VERY BIG

Scientists used to suspect a giant planet named “2MASS J2126-8140” was a rogue world, wandering the galaxy without a star to orbit. But it turns out the planet isn’t homeless after all: its star is just very, very far away. Like, a trillion kilometers away (or about 621,000,000,000 miles).

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