Three potentially habitable worlds found around nearby ultracool dwarf star

Posted by on May 2, 2016 3:14 pm
Categories: Science

Astronomers have discovered three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the Solar System. They are the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star.

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