Astronomers have discovered two more ‘Earth-like’ planets – and they’re not too far away.
The planets orbit GJ-1002, a red dwarf star located relatively close to the Sun – a mere 16 light years away.
Both planets lie within the star’s ‘habitability zone’, but have much shorter orbits – 10 days and 21 days, respectively – because GJ-1002 is only 1/8th the size of the Sun.
A total of seven ‘Earth-like’ planets have been discovered outside of our solar system.
Do you think life exists elsewhere in the universe? Will we ever be able to meet it?