The European Southern Observatory has announced the discovery of three potentially habitable planets orbiting the star Gliese 667C just 22 light years from Earth.

According to scientists, Gliese 667C, which is in the constellation of Scorpious, has at least seven planets in orbit around it. Three of them are located in a so-called habitable zone, where temperatures might allow the formation of liquid water on the planets’ surface, making also possible the presence of life.

“These planets a...

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