NASA revealed seven Earth-size planets, three of them possibly habitable

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One of the planets has size and temperature similar to Earth
21:25, 22 February 2017


NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, according to NASA’s website.

It is also noted that all of these seven planets could have liquid water and right atmospheric conditions.

“This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “Answering the question ‘are we alone’ is a top science priority and finding so many planets like these for the first time in the habitable zone is a remarkable step forward toward that goal.”

This achievement became possible because of Spitzer data and this discovery with this telescope is considered to be the most important up to date.

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