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Six Planets – Three in Habitable Zone
July 12, 2013 | National Science Foundation

“New observations of a star known as Gliese 667C have revealed a system with at least six planets, including a record-breaking three super-Earths orbiting in the star’s “habitable zone” where liquid water could exist on the planets. This is the first planetary system found to have a fully packed habitable zone.” Quoted from the NSF press release.


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April 19, 2013 | NASA
"NASA's Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the "habitable zone," the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of an orbiting planet might be suitable for liquid water." Quoted from the NASA press release.

461 New Planets?
January 9, 2013 | NASA
"NASA's Kepler mission Monday announced the discovery of 461 new planet candidates. Four of the potential new planets are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun's "habitable zone," the region in the planetary system where liquid water might exist on the surface of a planet."

An Old Star Producing New Planets
February 8, 2013 | NASA
"A star thought to have passed the age at which it can form planets may, in fact, be creating new worlds. The disk of material surrounding the surprising star called TW Hydrae may be massive enough to make even more planets than we have in our own solar system." Quoted from the NASA press release.


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