Not One, but Three ‘Goldilocks Planets’?

17:17 minutes

In a study published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, researchers say that they’ve discovered a solar system with not just one, but three planets that could support life only 22 light-years away from Earth. Rory Barnes, the lead U.S. author of the study, talks about how it’s possible to find multiple “Goldilocks planets” around one star.

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Rory Barnes

Rory Barnes is a research scientist at the University of Washington and member of the Virtual Planetary Laboratory at the NASA Institute of Astrobiology in Seattle, Washington.

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About Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.