Astronomers find ‘super Earth’ planets orbiting a nearby star where life could exist – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Three “super Earth” planets have been found orbiting a nearby star at a distance where life in theory could exist, according to a record-breaking tally announced by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

The three are part of a cluster of as many as seven planets that circle Gliese 667C, one of three stars located a relatively close 22 light years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpio, it said.

via Astronomers find ‘super Earth’ planets orbiting a nearby star where life could exist – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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