Three-Planet System Holds Clues to Atmospheres of Earth-size Worlds

Manoa HI (SPX) Jan 19, 2015

Extrasolar planets are being discovered by the hundreds, but are any of these newfound worlds really like Earth? A planetary system recently discovered by the Kepler spacecraft will help resolve this question.

The system of three planets, each just larger than Earth, orbits a nearby star called EPIC 201367065. The three planets are 1.5-2 times the size of Earth, and the outermost planet or —> Read More Here


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