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TRAPPIST Generating Excitement About Celestial Life

Are we alone in the universe? The discovery of TRAPPIST-1 and its seven Earth-like planets could be moving the needle on the answer. The TRAPPIST-1 star system is relatively close to our solar system, about 40 light years, or 235 trillion miles, away in the constellation Aquarius. And, because they are not in our celestial neighborhood, they’re called “exoplanets.” “This was a collaboration between several different observing programs to detect the first of these,” said Astronomer Wayne...

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Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

C'mon, Texans.

In an era of ever-advancing phone technology, can nostalgia give a boost to a not-so-smartphone?

The Nokia 3310 — a beloved phone model that's been out of date for a decade — has been relaunched as a new, colorful, pared-down phone for sale by HMD Global.

Less than a week after a man opened fire in a crowded Kansas bar, killing one man and injuring two others, thousands of strangers from around the world have opened up their wallets to comfort the victims' families.

Three separate GoFundMe accounts have between them raised more than $1 million in donations, which they pledge to help with the families' medical expenses.

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