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TRAPPIST-1 twice as old as our solar system

TRAPPIST-1 twice as old as our solar system

Science
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Astronomers have narrowed in on a more precise estimate of the TRAPPIST-1 system.Scientists believe the star and its exoplanets are between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years old -- as much as twice as old as our solar system. The sun was born 4.5 billion years ago.In February, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf located 40 light-years away. Three of the seven planets are located within the star's habitable zone.The habitable zone, however, doesn't guarantee habitability, it simply defines a range of orbital distances at which water could in theory exist as a liquid.Because all seven of the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets are bunched close to their host star, some astronomers have suggested solar flares could burn away any liquid...
Manchester United FC news: Lukaku didn't have to think twice about joining 'biggest club in the world'

Manchester United FC news: Lukaku didn't have to think twice about joining 'biggest club in the world'

Sports
Romelu Lukaku has described Man United as ‘the biggest club in the world’ and admits he didn’t have to think twice about joining when the opportunity arose.United announced on Saturday they had reached an agreement with Everton to sign the 24-year-old in a deal understood to be worth an initial £75m.Lukaku, who has been on holiday in America, is now set to put the finishing touches on the switch and should then be able to link up with Jose Mourinho's side on their pre-season tour of the States."It's the biggest club in the world. It's a club that's hungry to win the league again, to be dominant in the world again,” he told ESPN."This is the sort of opportunity that I always wanted since I was a child and when they came calling I didn't have to think twice."The club are flying to the United
Boston Red Sox homer twice, top Minnesota Twins

Boston Red Sox homer twice, top Minnesota Twins

Sports
BOSTON -- Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez each belted solo home runs, David Price threw seven quality innings, and the Boston Red Sox came from three runs down to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday night at Fenway Park. Betts hit his team-leading 13th homer of the season and finished with two RBIs on the night. Ramirez collected his 11th home run. Price (3-2) allowed three runs on six hits and no walks with seven strikeouts. Craig Kimbrel struck out two in the ninth to notch his American League-leading 22nd save. Deven Marrero also had two RBIs and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and an RBI for Boston (44-35), which won three of four games in the series against Minnesota (40-37) and capped a 4-3 homestand. Jorge Polanco drove in two runs and Joe Mauer had an RBI as the Twins lost for ...