Star’s seven Earth-sized worlds set record

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    Follow-up from discussion at yesterday's meeting……………….

    Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record
    By Paul Rincon  Science editor, BBC News website  22 February 2017

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    Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. The researchers say that all seven could potentially support liquid water on the surface, depending on the other properties of those planets. But only three are within the conventional “habitable” zone where life is considered a possibility.  The compact system of exoplanets orbits Trappist-1, a low-mass, cool star located 40 light-years away from Earth.  For more information CLICK HERE

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