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Three Earth-like planets discovered orbiting nearby star

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:49 am
by Bystander
Three Earth-like planets discovered orbiting nearby star

Three planets, thought to be Earth-like orbiting a nearby star,have been discovered along with 4 others.
They are all Earth sized but three of them are said to be in the Goldilocks zone where water could exist.
The star is called TRAPPIST-1 and is only 39 light years away from Earth.
Another interesting solar system discovered in space.
More of these types of systems are being found recently which suggests many other stars will have planetary systems.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/three-e ... ly-9897917

Re: Three Earth-like planets discovered orbiting nearby star

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:51 pm
by Copie
No doubt as technology advances we will discover many more solar systems.

Re: Three Earth-like planets discovered orbiting nearby star

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:47 pm
by Rodney
Copie wrote:No doubt as technology advances we will discover many more solar systems.
I think they have discovered a handful already which suggests it's going to be a common occurrence.

Re: Three Earth-like planets discovered orbiting nearby star

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:39 am
by Ironside
Very interesting to find 7 planets in a short space of time around the same star.
More to come me thinks.

Re: Three Earth-like planets discovered orbiting nearby star

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:06 pm
by Sam
I reckon there will be a glut of new orbiting planets found soon.
What a nightmare they will have naming them all :lol:

Re: Three Earth-like planets discovered orbiting nearby star

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:41 am
by Gwen
The star is relatively close but I would say humans are a few thousand years off getting anywhere near it, if ever.