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The Bad Astronomy blog is all about real-world science — it covers the entire Universe, from subatomic particles to the Big Bang itself. Astronomy, space exploration, the effect of politics on'll find it all here, as well as anything else that pops in to Phil Plait's science-drenched brain. And you'll find it described with obvious joy and love for all things cosmic.

Phil Plait is an astronomer, author, and science communicator. He wrote and hosted Crash Course Astronomy, was the head science writer of Bill Nye Saves the World, and has appeared as a talking head on approximately a bazillion Discovery Channel shows. 

Exoplanet news: SEVEN Earth-sized planets found orbiting a nearby star!
Feb 22, 2017

Astronomers have found an astonishing seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star just 40 light-years away! This is one of the most common kinds of stars in the galaxy, implying systems like this may outnumber our own.