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Tech & ScienceNASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system

19:40  11 july  2019
19:40  11 july  2019 Source:   cnet.com

NASA’s Kepler just spotted 18 new Earth-sized planets, but only one is worth dreaming about

NASA’s Kepler just spotted 18 new Earth-sized planets, but only one is worth dreaming about NASA's Kepler Space Telescope may be dead, but that doesn't mean that the wealth of data it gathered doesn't still hold some untold surprises. A new research paper from scientists at the Max Planck Institute, Georg August University, and the Sonneberg Observatory is a great reminder of that, and it reveals the existence of 18 (!) completely new exoplanets that were previously unknown to astronomers.

It seems insane now, but it wasn't long ago we had no hard evidence of planets existing outside our solar system . That's a big leap in a single lifetime, and to mark just how far we've come in refining our view of the universe, NASA created the above video visualizing when and where in the night sky

Beyond our own solar system , we have discovered thousands of planetary systems orbiting other stars in the Milky Way. Our solar system is made up of a star, eight planets and countless smaller bodies such as dwarf planets , asteroids and comets.

NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system © NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA believes exoplanets like TRAPPIST-1f could have the right conditions for liquid water, meaning they could support life.

It seems insane now, but it wasn't long ago we had no hard evidence of planets existing outside our solar system. Known as "exoplanets", the first definitive discovery of one didn't come until 1992. For many years after that, a trickle of distant worlds were added to the known exoplanet catalog.

Only in the last decade, with the help of the recently retired Kepler Space Telescope, has the pace of discovery really increased exponentially. In June, the 4,000th exoplanet was confirmed.

NASA Wants to Block Out Distant Stars With the Craziest Flying Formation Ever

NASA Wants to Block Out Distant Stars With the Craziest Flying Formation Ever We've never seen anything like the starshade before. Once the distances are set, the starshade would go into action, "blooming" like a flower and spreading its artificial petals. Those petals would block out the light from a distant star and allow the space telescope to study nearby planets without distraction. The idea of a starshade was first proposed in the halcyon days of the Space Race in the 1960s, when they were considered for studying exoplanets, or planets outside of the solar system. Hundreds of exoplanets have been discovered since then, often using natural star-blocking techniques.

NASA ’s Exoplanet Exploration Program, the search for planets and life beyond our solar system . NASA 's science, technology and mission management office for the exploration of exoplanets. The program's primary goals, as described in the 2014 NASA Science Plan, are to discover planets

Eyes on the Solar System lets you explore the planets , their moons, asteroids, comets and the spacecraft exploring them from 1950 to 2050. Ride with the Curiosity Rover as it lands on Mars or fly by Pluto with the New Horizons spacecraft all from the comfort of your home computer.

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NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system

That's a big leap in a single lifetime, and to mark just how far we've come in refining our view of the universe, NASA created the above video visualizing when and where in the night sky all the known exoplanets were discovered. Note how quickly the pace of the finds picks up once Kepler starts making its contribution in 2010.

Distant object at edge of Solar System is an ancient relic from 4.5 billion years ago

Distant object at edge of Solar System is an ancient relic from 4.5 billion years ago It's a rather uninspiring object, with no moons, rings or dust clouds in orbit around it; nor is there any evidence of an atmosphere. But this distant space rock at the far edge of our Solar System is actually an ancient relic that's remained largely untouched – even by the heat of the Sun – since its formation roughly 4.5 billion years ago, a new study said. The unassuming, 20-mile-long object, which looks like a snowman that's been flattened like a pancake, is informally known as "Ultima Thule." Thus, it preserves clues about the early history of the Solar System.

The planets of the solar system as depicted by a NASA computer illustration. However, astronomers are now hunting for another planet in our solar system , a true ninth planet , after evidence of its existence was unveiled on Jan.

Exoplanet – Any planet beyond our solar system . The blocky space telescope was still getting its bearings, just a few months after launch, when the As NASA ’s Kepler Space Telescope science team was wrapping up a 10-day trial run, they saw something that bordered on the unbelievable: the

Kepler went to sleep permanently in 2018, but its legacy has been picked up by other observatories like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which has already found over 700 new planet candidates in its first year in space.

Next up, the European Characterizing Exoplanets Satellite (CHEOPS) is set to launch by the end of the year and NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is set to blast off in 2021. Both space telescopes will be able to do more than just spot exoplanets -- they could help determine if conditions exist to support life upon their surfaces.

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NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system

NASA quietly pushes back its SLS launch estimates to 2021.
NASA really, really wants to send astronauts to the Moon and eventually other planets, but it currently doesn’t have a rocket capable of such feats. The Space Launch System (SLS) is NASA’s solution, but the development of the rocket has taken far longer — and cost far more — than the agency ever planned. NASA’s most recent estimates suggested that it was still hopeful that the SLS would see its first test flight sometime in 2020. That unmanned mission would be a big milestone, but now it appears as though the agency has shifted its expectations a bit, with 2021 now looking far more likely.

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