Earth-like extrasolar planet may be harboring extraterrestrial life

Researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the University of Tokyo, and the Astrobiology Center have nailed down an important property of a potentially Earth-like extrasolar planet while it was in transit. The team used the MuSCAT instrument on the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory’s 188-cm telescope to study the extrasolar planet, called K2-3d, discovered…

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10 Amazing Scientific Discoveries of 2016

Scientific discoveries, achievements, and inventions are made all the time. Throughout the year, papers are published and patents are filed for any number of new ‘things’, but occasionally something truly incredible comes along. This list compiles some of the most amazing discoveries science has made in the first six months of 2016. 10. Slight Genetic…

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