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Astronomers Discover Three Super-Earths Orbiting Nearby Star Gliese 667C

Anonymous Coward writes | 1 year,19 days


An anonymous reader writes "The search for life on other planets continues. Now, astronomers may be just a bit closer to accomplishing that goal. They've discovered a system with at least six planets--and a record-breaking three of these planets are super-Earths that lie in the zone around the star where liquid water could exist. This makes them possible candidates for the presence of life. The star that hosts these planets is called Gliese 667C. A well-studied star, it possesses just over one third of the mass of the Sun. It's actually part of a triple star system known as Gliese 667, also known as GJ 667, located 22 light-years away from the constellation Scorpius."

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