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Astronomers Find Potentially Habitable Planets, Just 40 Light Years Away

So far we are still alone in the universe, but little by little, astronomers around the world are expanding our celestial neighborhood. They just announced three new candidates that could potentially support life. And they're only 40 light years away, in the constellation Aquarius. The three planets are orbiting what is called an ultracool dwarf star and have temperatures well below the 400 Kelvin range (about 120 Celsius) that is considered cool enough to support life. The...

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