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Are we alone in the universe? Time to ask Tess

The Nasa/SpaceX satellite has found a handful of mysterious galactic neighbours which bring us one step closer to answering the question of who is out there

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

4th August, 2019

Searching for exoplanets used to be compared to stamp collecting - there would be rare finds, but explaining the broader relevance to everyone else was a challenge. The discovery of the Trappist-1 system in 2015 changed that.

Last week there was another massive step forward, albeit without the society-changing ramifications of the Trappist-1 system’s promise of possibly answering the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe.

Instead we’ve found a missing...

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