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Astronomers Find Three "Super-Earths" in Nearby Star's Habitable Zone
June 25, 2013
An international team of astronomers has found that a nearby star previously thought to host two or three planets is in fact orbited by six or seven worlds, including an unprecedented three to five "super-Earths" in its habitable zone.
University of Washington
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