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Researchers find star system with 3 ‘Super Earths’

By The Christian Science Monitor
Saturday, June 29, 2013 21:18 EDT
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Artist's impression of a trio of super-Earths discovered near the star HD 40307 by an European team using the HARPS spectrograph on ESO's 3.6-m telescope at La Silla, Chile. [Wikipedia Commons]
 
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Four habitable planets orbiting three tiny suns? New first in planet-hunting. (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Three, perhaps even four potentially habitable planets are orbiting a star in a triple-star system some 22 light-years from Earth, a team of astronomers announced Tuesday. It’s the first time researchers have found so many planets orbiting within a…

Watch video on the discovery of Gliese 667C, posted by NewsyScience, below.

[Image: Artist's impression of a trio of super-Earths discovered near the star HD 40307 by an European team using the HARPS spectrograph on ESO's 3.6-m telescope at La Silla, Chile. Via Wikipedia Commons.]

 
 
 
 
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