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Two potentially habitable Earth-like worlds orbit a star in our cosmic backyard

Astronomers have discovered two potentially habitable worlds orbiting a red dwarf star in our cosmic backyard. Extra-solar planets or “exoplanets” are located only 16 light years away and have masses similar to our planet. They are located in the “habitable zone” of their star, GJ 1002, defined as the shell around a star that is …

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JWST gets first look at 7-planet system with potentially habitable worlds

JWST gets first look at 7-planet system with potentially habitable worlds

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has had its first glimpse of a long-awaited set of targets – the atmospheres of some of the seven Earth-sized planets surrounding the star TRAPPIST-1, just 12 parsecs (39 years) away. -light) of the Earth. All seven are in or near their star’s habitable zone, where liquid water could …

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