Potentially habitable Earth-like worlds found in our backyard

Astronomers have discovered two potentially habitable worlds orbiting a red dwarf star in our cosmic backyard. Extrasolar planets or “exoplanets” are only 16 light-years away and have masses similar to our planet.

They are located in the ‘habitable zone‘ of its star, GJ 1002, defined as the shell around a star that is neither too hot nor too cold to harbor liquid water, a vital ingredient for life.

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