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2017-02-22. NASA telescope reveals largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around single star.

posted Feb 22, 2017, 4:29 PM by Alan Gould   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 5:19 PM ]

NASA RELEASE 17-015.  For GSS A Changing Cosmos chapter 8. Excerpt:  NASA announced the discovery of the most Earth-sized planets found in the habitable zone of a single star, called TRAPPIST-1. This system of seven rocky worlds–all of them with the potential for water on their surface–is an exciting discovery in the search for life on other worlds. There is the possibility that future study of this unique planetary system could reveal conditions suitable for life.... https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-telescope-reveals-largest-batch-of-earth-size-habitable-zone-planets-around; See also NASA full press conference on discovery of 7 Earth-like exoplanets (37 min), TRAPPIST-1e Travel Poster, NY Times article - 7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers Say (includes video clip), JPL video - NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found