More Earth-like Planets Discovered by NASA
Itâ€™s another batch of newly discovered earth-like planets, according to NASA officials. U.S. space agency officials announced they have discovered another series of planets, the latest such planets to hit the space agency radar. The space agency said the latest discover reveals some of the smallest earth-like planets yet discovered. Space agency officials said the latest batch of planets was discovered using the Kepler space telescope, which is responsible for a number of newly discovered planets. The discovery of three rocky planets around one red dwarf suggests that the galaxy could be teeming with similar rocky planets.
The team of astronomers announced the discovery of three earth-like planets, one of which reportedly closely resembles Mars. All three planets are thought to be rocky, similar to Earth, but orbit so close to their star that it makes them too hot to be in the habitable zone. Of the more than 700 planets confirmed to orbit other stars, only a handful are known to be rocky, according to NASA scientists.