Seven earth like planets discovered orbiting nearby star, may hold life

Three of the seven planets which circle Trappist-1 star in Aquarius constellation are at the right distance for liquid surface water, raising the prospect of life.

The proximity of the Trappist-1 solar system, combined with the large size of its planets make it good target for follow-up studies. They hope to seen the planets’ atmospheres for possible chemical fingerprints of life. Photo : AP


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