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Remembering the top discoveries of 2017


Last updated 1/4/2018 at Noon

2017 was a year of monumental discoveries. With potential to drastically change the future, these discoveries should be acknowledged as the bridges that will lead to new breakthroughs in the New Year.

In February, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Spitzer Space Telescope observed seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting the dwarf star Trappist-1.

Found in the Aquarius constellation, the observation is significant for the exoplanets’ similarities to Earth.

Michaël Gillon, an astrophysicist at the University of Liège in Belgium explained, “ is so small and co...

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