May 3, 2016
Astronomers have detected three exoplanets just 40 light years from Earth whose sizes and temperatures are comparable to those of Earth. The planets may be the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the solar system.
The results were published Monday (May 2) in the journal Nature.
Because the system is relatively close to Earth, co-author Julien de Wit, a postdoc at MIT, says scientists… read more