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NASA astronomers say that three of the seven they discovered exoplanets are potentially habitable. The planetary system is 40 light years from Earth
NASA astronomers have discovered a star TRAPPIST-1 seven planets the size of Earth. As reported on the Agency’s website, open on all seven planets can be water.
Scientists believe that three planets are potentially habitable.
“This discovery could be a significant breakthrough in the search for habitable spaces,” notes NASA. Institute of technology and astrophysics at the University of Liege in Belgium are studying the planetary system evaluates the discovery as “the most significant at least for the last 14 years.”
Star TRAPPIST-1, which discovered the planet, is about 39.5 light years from Earth in the constellation of Aquarius. It is a red dwarf.
Scientists discovered this planetary system in 2016, but then it was assumed that the planets are only three.