Record Exoplanet Find May Hasten Search For Life

Credit: Illustration of planets found orbiting Trappist-1: NASA
The discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a relatively close star may accelerate the search for biosignatures beyond the Solar System as new telescopes come online, beginning with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Astronomers on Feb. 22 described the record-setting swarm of small...

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