NASA has discovered 7 Earth-like planets orbiting a star just 40 light-years away

The first step in finding life outside our own planet is to find a planet like our own: small, rocky, and at just the right distance from the star that liquid water could exist on its surface. That’s why an announcement today from NASA is so exciting: The space agency,…

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Potentially Habitable Planet Detected Around Nearby Star

Astronomers have detected five possible alien planets, including one capable of supporting life as we know it, circling a sun-like star Tau Ceti, which is less than 12 light-years from Earth. One of the newfound worlds appears to orbit in Tau Ceti’s habitable zone, a range of distances from a…

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