Scientists have found two new Earth-like planets near one of our closest neighboring stars. Finding these worlds that close to Earth is a good thing because it means we can study them more closely than other exoplanets and find out what life is there. Since there is only 12 light-years from home, forthcoming observatories can check out their atmospheres for oxygen or any other signs of life. And who knows — in some distant time, we may even try communicating with them.
They're Not the Only Ones
Getting a Closer Look
Written by Elizabeth Howell June 20, 2019
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