Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Seven "Earth-Sized" Planets Found Orbiting Single Star

NASA has announced the discovery of a star orbited by seven "Earth-sized" planets.  The dwarf star is only 40 light-years from Earth, and has been named Trappist-1.  Three of the planets are said to be within the star's "habitable zone", where the temperature is right for liquid water to exist.

Read more at TribLive, Space(dot)com, Vox, The New York Times, and of course, NASA.

This new (to us) interesting solar system also has its own website.

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