Potentially habitable Earth-like worlds found in our backyard


Astronomers have discovered two potentially habitable worlds in our cosmic backyard orbiting a red dwarf star. The extra-solar planets or “exoplanets” are only 16 light-years away and have masses similar to our planet.

They are in the “habitable zone” of their star, GJ 1002, defined as the shell around a star that is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water, an essential ingredient for life.

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