Newly discovered star system contains 2 Earth-like planets

A planetary system with two Earth-like planets has been discovered just 33 light years from us.

This exciting solar system is one of the closest to Earth and was spotted by NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) in October 2021. It took scientists several months to confirm that periodic dips in the brightness of the star HD 260655 were caused by orbiting planets crossing in front of its disk. Scientists were finally able to announce the discovery at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday (June 16).

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