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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally View Post
    From space.com
    NASA's TESS Satellite Launches to Seek Out New Alien Worlds
    It'll be awesome if they find spectroscopic evidence for life beyond Earth, we'll just have to wait and see.
    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) program certainly sounds ambitious.
    Checking the brightest stars in Earth's sky for planets. Two year program, supposed to review 200,000 star systems.
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    From Newsweek
    Scientists Recognize First Asteroid Intruder From Another Solar System and Stuck in Ours


    Hopefully we can send a probe to study it in detail.
    My inner Mulder wants to believe, but my inner Scully remains skeptical.

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