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NASA Discovers Seven Earth-Like Planets

In a very interesting discovery, NASA has found seven earth-like planets around a single star.

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope revealed this significant information yesterday. Three out of these seven planets are located in the area where liquid water might be available. 

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The TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. This artist’s concept appeared on the cover of the journal Nature on Feb. 23, 2017. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This discovery again embarks new human aspirations to live and travel outside the earth. 

Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator of the NASA Science Mission Directorate in Washington claimed that these newly identified places are conducive to live.

He aso claimed NASA is looking for an answer to the questions such as ‘are we alone’ and ‘are living organism present outside earth’.

These planets are nearly at the distance of 40 light years (235 trillion miles) from our planet earth and are outside of our solar system, known as exoplanets.

TRAPPIST-1 System

This artist’s concept shows what each of the TRAPPIST-1 planets may look like, based on available data about their sizes, masses and orbital distances.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This exoplanet system is called TRAPPIST-1, named for The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) in Chile.

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