Seven Potential Earths Discovered Orbiting One Tiny Star

February 22, 2017 08:07 PM
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Just 40 light years away there is a tiny, Jupiter-sized star called Trappist-1. And Wednesday, an international team of astronomers announced that they had discovered seven possible planet earths orbiting this one tiny star. The news of so many potentially habitable planets around one star electrified the scientific community, and energized the search for more planets and the possibility of life beyond Earth. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.