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NASA Has Discovered 7 Earth-Like Exoplanets on Nearby Star, Possibly Hosts Life

Three of them have all the key ingredients to sustain life.

Astronomers have discovered seven exoplanets the size of the Earth that is orbiting a star, NASA has announced. What’s more interesting about this discovery is that three of those planets are within the habitable zone. This means that they have just the right ingredients to sustain life. Liquid water can be found on the surface of the rocky planets and the temperature is just right.

During a press conference for the announcement of the big news, Michael Gillon, an astronomer from Belgium’s University of Liege, said that the discovery of these exoplanets “is very promising for the search for the search for life beyond our solar system.”

This is also a new record for NASA for having discovered the greatest number of habitable planets orbiting a single star. While all of the planets do have liquid water on the surface, the three that were discovered to be in the habitable zone, or the Goldilocks Zone, are considered the best.

Scientists named the planetary system as TRAPPIST-1 with the habitable-zone planets named TRAPPIST-1e, f and g. Exoplanet “e” bears almost the same size as Earth. In addition, exoplanet “e” also gets the same amount of light from the star like we do.

NASA has discovered seven Earth-like exoplanets orbiting a single star.

Three of them belong in the habitable zone, or the Goldilocks Zone, which has the key ingredients to sustain life.

The seven exoplanets, which are part of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, are positioned close to each other.

Which means that when you’re standing on the surface of one exoplanet, the others become very visible.

NASA is planning to launch the James Webb telescope in 2018 and it will find more information about the TRAPPIST-1 planets. The telescope can get data on water, methane, oxygen and possible atmospheres – all of which can help determine the habitability of the planets.

Here’s why NASA’s big discovery of 7 exoplanets is a ‘holy grail’ for astronomers.

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Women Likely to Lose Interest in Sex Than Men, According to New Study

The study also explores reasons why one suddenly loses his/her desire to do the deed.

For some, sex is all about pleasure and fun, the kind of experience that everyone in this world desires to feel. Apparently, it is a complicated thing, to begin with. For instance, you may be attracted to your partner – both physically and emotionally – but it does not mean you are going to have a blast. Neither is your partner guaranteed to be in the mood for the deed.

Apparently, a recent study suggests a definitive reason as to why some individuals start to lose their desire for sexual intercourse. The study, which is courtesy of BMK Open, includes 4,839 men and 6,669 women, between the ages of 16 and 74 years old, all of whom had at least one sexual encounter.

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Doctor Invents Machine That Helps People Die Painlessly and Peacefully in 5 Minutes

Dr Philip Nitschke believes euthanasia should be available for everyone who wants it.


With a nickname like ‘Dr Death’, you can bet Philip Nitschke isn’t your typical doctor. In fact, he is the founder of Exit International, a non-profit organization that advocates euthanasia legalization, and has written The Peaceful Pill, a suicide handbook.

As if that was not enough, he has also invented the Sarco, a machine that allows people to die peacefully – without any pain – in just five minutes. The said creations can be printed using a 3D-printer and uses liquid nitrogen to kill the person using it.

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‘Human Uber’ Allows You To Hire Someone To Attend Meetings And Events For You

This new technology allows you to be at two places at the same time.


Have you ever gotten so busy you totally wish you can be at two places at the same time? Well now you already can. Sort of!

According to recent reports, it’s possible to hire a “Human Uber” who can represent you and do some things on your behalf. Need to attend an important event? Want to pick up some groceries at the local store? This new technology will allow you to do exactly that without leaving your home at all.

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