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Backpack the Pacific Northwest Trail, Montana/Washington, Best American Adventures -- National Geographic

Backpack the Pacific Northwest Trail, Montana/Washington, Best American Adventures -- National Geographic

Winter is coming—to some places quicker than others. To mark the season, we found the planet’s most frigid destinations. Have a look at these 12 record-breaking shiver-inducers, best viewed with a warm blanket and a hot toddy.

The 12 Coldest Places in the World

Winter is coming—to some places quicker than others. To mark the season, we found the planet’s most frigid destinations. Have a look at these 12 record-breaking shiver-inducers, best viewed with a warm blanket and a hot toddy.

On Wednesday, Earthlings were shocked—and certainly relieved—to finally get a push notification about planetary discovery, not political corruption. News broke that an international team of scientists had spied seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Three of those planets are located in the habitable zone, where liquid water might form. NASA, the unofficial planetary hype train conductor, along with researchers behind the discovery, are doing everything in their power…

This Week's Big New Exoplanet Discovery Is Becoming Science Nerd Fanfic

On Wednesday, Earthlings were shocked—and certainly relieved—to finally get a push notification about planetary discovery, not political corruption. News broke that an international team of scientists had spied seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Three of those planets are located in the habitable zone, where liquid water might form. NASA, the unofficial planetary hype train conductor, along with researchers behind the discovery, are doing everything in their power…

At 6,800 feet in altitude, McDonald Observatory atop Mt. Locke in Ft. Davis, Texas, enjoys some of the clearest and darkest skies in the continental United...

At 6,800 feet in altitude, McDonald Observatory atop Mt. Locke in Ft. Davis, Texas, enjoys some of the clearest and darkest skies in the continental United...

TRAPPIST-1 system compared to our own solar system.

TRAPPIST-1 system compared to our own solar system.

TRAPPIST-1 orbit system compared to that of the Jovian moons and the inner planets of the solar system.

TRAPPIST-1 orbit system compared to that of the Jovian moons and the inner planets of the solar system.

TRAPPIST-1 system compared to the Jovian moon system. The distance at which the planets orbit Trappist-1 is comparable to the distance of Jupiter to its moons. All the planets are believed to be rocky, and are all believed to be around the size of Earth, give or take 10 to 20 percent.

TRAPPIST-1 system compared to the Jovian moon system. The distance at which the planets orbit Trappist-1 is comparable to the distance of Jupiter to its moons. All the planets are believed to be rocky, and are all believed to be around the size of Earth, give or take 10 to 20 percent.

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