Today is the moment of my periodic summary of space news worth discussing this week (and in the past few, since I haven’t done it in a while). This one features a startling discovery and other interesting topics. As usual, links and a couple of comments included.
Yes, this one is actually huge, announced both by ESA and NASA. Not only the system contains all Earth-sized planets, but if the team is right, the six innermost of them are Earth-like rocky worlds. The best thing? This star system is right next door – only 40 LY away.
While disputes continue about what dark matter actually is, it seems we’ve found it in the Milky Way’s twin, Andromeda.
Lifeforms that have been living inside crystals for up to 60,000 years revived by NASA. It looks good for alien life.
Well, this actually looks amazing, considering that you can feel black hole’s gravitational force but not seeing it. It’s an ongoing project started 20 years ago and it aims at getting imagery of the one believed to be at the centre of the Milky Way —Sagittarius A*.
Can’t really wait!