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The ‘Is Pluto a Planet’ Debate May be Heating up Once Again

The ‘Is Pluto a Planet’ Debate May be Heating up Once Again

A new study claims that the criteria used to classify planets is wrong, which means you should prepare for a new round of “Is Pluto a Planet” debates. The International ...

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There May be as Many as 100 Billion Habitable Planets in the Milky Way Alone

There May be as Many as 100 Billion Habitable Planets in the Milky Way Alone

A new study suggests that previous estimates have been far too low, and there may be as many as 100 billion habitable planets in our galaxy alone.

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Newly Discovered Exoplanet 11 Lightyears Away May be the Closest Habitable Planet to Earth

Newly Discovered Exoplanet 11 Lightyears Away May be the Closest Habitable Planet to Earth

A recently discovered planet, Ross 128 b, orbits a red giant just 11 lightyears away and may be temperate enough to host life.

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Introducing Wolf 1061c, the closest potentially Earth-like planet discovered yet

Introducing Wolf 1061c, the closest potentially Earth-like planet discovered yet

Astronomers just discovered a new planet in the Goldilocks zone just 14 light years away, making it the closet potentially Earth-like planet yet.

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The solar system may gain two more members, including Pluto

The solar system may gain two more members, including Pluto

Now that probes are approaching both Pluto and Ceres, there may be a renewed movement to discuss what the definition of a planet is.

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