NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star
ASTRONOMERS ARE CELEBRATING A NEW DISCOVERY
THE TRAPPIST-1 PLANETS ARE EXTREMELY CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
At about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth, the system of planets is relatively close to us, in the constellation Aquarius. This exoplanet system is called TRAPPIST-1, named for The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) in Chile.
YOU COULD EASILY SEE OTHER TRAPPIST-1 PLANETS IN THE SKY
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