NASA scientists gathering information about 3 new potentially habitable planets

January 18, 2015 1:25 PM

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NASA scientists gathering information about 3 new potentially habitable planets

Using NASA's Kepler telescope, scientists are gathering interesting information about three new potentially habitable planets that are nearly 150 light years away from Earth. All the three "lukewarm" planets are revolving around an M-class dwarf star known as EPIC201367065. The star is nearly half in mass and size of our own Sun. It is also a little colder than our Sun.

Scientists have estimated that EPIC201367065 is one and half trillion kilometers away (around 930,000,000 miles) from Earth. But it makes the top-10 list of our closest potentially habitable planets.

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