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Two planets orbit nearby ancient star


June 3, 2014

planets and stars in the galaxy An international team of astronomers, including five Carnegie scientists, reports the discovery of two new planets orbiting a very old star that is near to our own Sun. One of these planets orbits the star at the right distance to allow liquid water to exist on its surface, a key ingredient to support life. Full Story

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