Planetary scientists recently revealed that they have discovered a solar system with 7 earth sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star. This system contains the most earth sized planets found orbiting a single star and the most earth sized planets in one habitable zone (three). The much smaller red dwarf star has a habitable zone, an orbit in which planets could have liquid water, closer to the star than our sun's. The planets observed in the study are all orbiting the star quite closely with the planets' years lasting only a few days. The closeness of the planets means that an observer standing on one would see the others in the sky similar in size to our moon or larger. The discovery of the Trappist-1 system will hopefully inspire the imagination and curiosity of many people.
Planetary scientists look to the sky, but you can look for new worlds and visit them by simply visiting a library or book store. Like a telescope a book lets you look into far away places and discover new outlooks and possibilities.
See more about NASA's discovery here.
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