A whopping seven Earth-size planets were just found orbiting a nearby star

A whopping seven Earth-size planets were just found orbiting a nearby star

Planet-hunters are always on the lookout for worlds that look like Earth—rocky planets that are not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to flow on the surface. Now scientists have hit the jackpot, discovering seven Earth-size exoplanets orbiting a single star just 39 light-years away.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>New Planets, Old Questions (Text 2)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set exploring newly discovered planets and questions about whether life can exist outside Earth. Scientists have recently identified seven planets orbiting around a star similar to our solar system. This article compares this system to our solar system and describes how some of the planets resemble Earth. Encourage

Sarah Fecht
Popular Science

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why are scientists excited about the possibility of life on the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets and what do they still need to learn?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,4
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