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NASA’s Spitzer Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around a Single Star

NASA held a news conference Feb. 22 at the agency’s headquarters to discuss the finding by the Spitzer Space Telescope of seven Earth-sized planets around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star. Three of these planets are in the habitable zone, the region around the star in which liquid water is most likely to thrive on a rocky planet. This is the first time so many planets have been found in a single star’s habitable zone, and the first time so many Earth-sized planets have been found around the same star. The finding of this planetary system, called TRAPPIST-1, is the best target yet for studying the atmospheres of potentially habitable,…

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Did NASA Spend Millions Developing a Pen When the Russians Used Pencils?

The humble ballpoint pen is an item so ubiquitous the chances of you not having one near you right now are so low. Few people realize just how much technology, craftsmanship and effort goes into creating a single pen- probably because you can buy 30 of them for a few dollars. But NASA was right in spending those millions because the pencil just wouldn’t cut it in space. Find out about the story in this video. Don’t forget to share if you like this video!

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NASA Discovery: New Solar System With 7 Earth-Like Planets

Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone. Over 21 days, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope measured the drop in light as each planet passed in front of the star. Spitzer was able to identify a total of seven rocky worlds, including three in the habitable zone, where liquid water might be found. The system has been revealed through observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the ground-based TRAPPIST (TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope) telescope, as well as other ground-based observatories. The system was named for the TRAPPIST…

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Cancer Fighting Food You Might Want To Try Today

Top 5 Cancer Fighting Foods. These foods all fight cancer in their own way. These foods alone will not cure or prevent cancer ofcourse but they can be a step in the right direction. Top 5 Cancer Fighting Foods. These foods all fight cancer in their own way. These foods alone will not cure or prevent cancer of course but they can be a step in the right direction. Take this step today for a healthy tomorrow. Share this post on Facebook.

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Here’s What Apple Cider Can Do For You

NewApple cider has been around for so long but do you know what it can actually do? Research on the vinegar shows that it is effective in losing weight. So if you want to shed some extra pounds, just prepare a glass of warm water, add two teaspoons of apple cider, one teaspoon of honey, and swirl it. Drink it early in the morning for best results. Aside from weight loss, this video also shows that it’s good for hair and skin. So give it  try. If you like this video, share it on Facebook.