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Major Discovery! 7 Earth-Size Alien Planets Circle Nearby Star -

Astronomers have never seen anything like this before: Seven Earth-size alien worlds orbit the same tiny, dim star, and all of them may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports. "Looking for life elsewhere, this system is ...and more »

These seven alien worlds could help explain how planets form -

The Earth-sized astronomical bounty circles a dim star that flew under the radar of exoplanet researchers. Alexandra Witze. 22 February 2017. Article tools. Rights & Permissions. NASA/ESA/STScI/J. de Wit. An artist's illustration shows two Earth-sized ...and more »

7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers Say - New York Times

Not just one, but seven Earth-size planets that could potentially harbor life have been identified orbiting a tiny star not too far away, offering the first realistic opportunity to search for signs of alien life outside the solar system. The planets ...and more »

Exoplanet Tour: Meet the 7 Earth-Size Planets of TRAPPIST-1 -

Astronomers have discovered the first known system to host seven Earth-size planets around one star, and it lies just 39 light-years away from our own solar system. Using data from the TRAPPIST telescope in Chile and other ground-based telescopes, as ...and more »

System of seven Earth-like planets could support life - ResearchGate (blog)

The TRAPPIST-1 planetary system is now at the center of the search for life outside our solar system. The TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Seven Earth-sized terrestrial planets ...and more »

Astronomers discover 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star - CNN

(CNN) Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in ...and more »

TRAPPIST-1: How Long Would It Take to Fly to 7-Planet System? -

The discovery of seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, TRAPPIST-1, is certainly exciting news. But what would it take to visit one of these potentially Earth-like alien worlds? TRAPPIST-1 is 39 light-years away from Earth, or about 229 ...and more »

Seven Earth-sized planets discovered orbiting a nearby star - The Conversation AU

An artist's concept of what it could look like on the surface of one of the exoplanets of TRAPPIST-1. NASA/JPL-Caltech. Seven Earth-sized planets discovered orbiting a nearby star. February 22, 2017 2.18pm EST. Jonti Horner. Author. Jonti Horner. Vice ...and more »

Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star – here's what they could be like - The Conversation UK

Artist's impression of what the view might be like from the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f. NASA/JPL-Caltech. Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star – here's what they could be like. February 22, 2017 1.02pm EST ...and more »

7 Earth-sized planets found orbiting star 39 light-years away -

Scientists have discovered what looks like the best place so far where life as we know it may exist outside our own solar system. Seven Earth-sized planets, all of which could contain water, have been found orbiting a small star 39 light-years away ...and more »