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Newly Discovered Planet Might Support Life

An international team of scientists has discovered two new planets orbiting a star nearly as old as the universe, and one of those planets could have the conditions to support life. Astronomers focused on Kapteyn’s star, the second fastest moving star in the sky and among the brightest and closest, just 13 light-years away.   That makes it an ideal candidate for study, says team leader Guillem Anglada of Queen Mary University of London's School of Physics and Astronomy. “We...

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