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Star is crowded by super-Earths
By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News

Scientists have identified three new planets around a star they already suspected of hosting a trio of worlds.

It means this relatively nearby star, Gliese 667C, now has three so-called super-Earths orbiting in its "habitable zone".

This is the region where temperatures ought to allow for the possibility of liquid water, although no-one can say for sure what conditions are really like on these planets.

Gliese 667C is 22 light-years away.

Gliese 667 already has an article which may need a revision, or not, or at least not yet, as this may still be somewhat preliminary.



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Link - Star is crowded by super-Earths - by terrafamilia - 06-26-2013, 10:28 AM

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