Discovery alert! Three Earth-mass neighbors 12 Light-Years Away


On August 14, 2017, European Southern Observatory Scientists have discovered the closest multi-planet system around a red dwarf star to Earth. As far as technology is concerned these planets are unlikely to be habitable, they could be important worlds for future study.
The three planets (b, c, and d) were discovered around a red dwarf called YZ Ceti. It’s located 12 light-years away from us. They are all similar in mass to our planet, ranging from 0.75 times Earth’s mass for the innermost planet, to 0.98 for the middle, and 1.14 for the outermost.
Full report is available on arXiv, led by Nicola Astudillo-Defru from the University of Geneva, and has been accepted for publication in Astronomy and Astrophysics Letters.Even NASA announced these good news 4 days ago.
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