New Earth-like planets in our cosmic neighborhood could be habitable

CNET | 6/18/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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The exoplanets are located in the star's habitable zone.

As far as the universe goes, Teegarden's star, a faint red-dwarf, is located pretty much next door. Astronomers have discovered two intriguing planets located in the star's habitable zone where they could possibly host liquid water.

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A research team led by the University of Gottingen in Germany announced the Earth-like exoplanet discovery on Tuesday. Teegarden's star sits just 12.5 light-years away from us, but it's very different from our own sun. It's much cooler and dimmer and wasn't even discovered until 2003.

This illustration imagines the view from the Teegarden's star exoplanets back toward our solar system and Earth.

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"The two planets resemble the inner planets of our solar system," said Mathias Zechmeister, lead author of a study on the exoplanets in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. They are both slightly...
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