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Newly discovered star system contains 2 Earthlike planets

A planetary system with two Earthlike planets has been discovered only 33 light-years away from us. 

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



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