The discovery of more than 50 new planets, including one that could possibly support life, is getting attention across the Internet Tuesday.
An exoplanet-hunting telescope from the European Southern Observatory found the planets and 16 of them are being called super-Earths, according to an article on Yahoo.com.
One of the 16 planets, HD 85512 b, reportedly stands out to astronomers because its properties suggest is could have the ability to support life.
The article says this is because it orbits at the edge of its star’s habitable zone, which is a distance where liquid water could exist.
HD 85512 b is about 3.6 times larger than Earth and its parent star is about 35 light-years away, according to the article. Read more .
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