Saturday, 17 January 2015
Three Nearly Earth-Size Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star
Impression (artistic) shows NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft operating in a new mission profile called K2. By analyzing data captured by the Kepler spacecraft, a UA-led team of researchers has discovered three new Earth-size planets orbiting a star only 150 light-years from our sun. (Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle)
Researchers led by UA scientist Ian Crossfield has found a star with three planets, one of which may have temperatures moderate enough for liquid water — and maybe even life — to exist.