[2015] Lincoln McPhillips: Earth's New Neighbors

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[2015] Lincoln McPhillips: Earth's New Neighbors

EARTH'S NEW NEIGHBORS

Scientists in California and Arizona recently found a solar system that is only 54 light years away. In space, that isn't that far. The scientists used ground base telescopes to discover this solar system.

The three planets are way bigger than Earth. More like seven to eight times in mass. This is very weird because they orbit closer than Mercury. The three pictures of planets below shows the size comparison between them and Earth. Those are the actual colors of the planets.

The Three Planets

The planets were discovered with by the first three fully robotic telescopes. This means that these telescopes dont need humans looking over them. This is a very good thing for science because, more planets and stars can be discovered with out human action.

How were these discovered


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