System of Super-Earths Discovered Around A Nearby Star

If you look up at Earth’s night sky and find the constellation Cetus — it looks something like a sea monster — you might also notice a rather average looking star called Tau Ceti. It’s slightly smaller than our sun and sits just 12 light years from Earth. Now, a new study suggests that the system has at least four planets, and two of them orbit on the edge of their habitable zones — the region where liquid surface water might exist. All four are likely super-Earths,

System of Super-Earths Discovered Around A Nearby Star

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Discover Magazine

System of super-Earths discovered around a nearby star, Mon 14 Aug 17 from

Scientists find two potentially habitable 'super-Earths' orbiting around our sun's near neighbour

Humans might be able to go and live on the planets

Thu 10 Aug 17 from The Independent

Four Earth-sized planets detected orbiting the nearest sun-like star

A new study by an international team of astronomers reveals that four Earth-sized planets orbit the nearest sun-like star, tau Ceti, which is about 12 light years away and visible to the naked ...

Wed 9 Aug 17 from

A nearby Sun-like star hosts four Earth-sized planets

Exoplanet discoveries are getting pretty common, so it takes something special to catch our attention. A star called Tau Ceti fits the bill, as it's just 12 light years away and ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Engadget

Hey neighbors! Nearest sun-like star hosts 4 Earth-sized planets - CNET

Tau Ceti has been a staple of science fiction for decades. Now we know a little more about the real worlds around the bright star.

Wed 9 Aug 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Two potentially habitable planets found orbiting tau Cheti

The two 'super-Earths', found by University of Hertfordshire researchers, are located in the habitable zone of the star, and scientists claim they could support liquid surface water. ...

Wed 9 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

Star Tau Ceti Has Two Planets in Habitable Zone

Scientists from U.S. and Britain have found four planets, slightly larger than Earth, orbiting a star visible with a naked eye. Using a technique so sensitive that it can measure tiny changes ...

Sun 13 Aug 17 from Voice of America

Scientists find four Earth-like exoplanets orbiting closest sun-like star

Scientists have found four Earth-like exoplanets orbiting a star system just 12 light-years away.

Wed 9 Aug 17 from UPI


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