Three New Earth-Like Planets Discovered

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
 
A group of astronomers, using data compiled from NASA’s Kepler mission, have discovered three alien planets smaller than Earth, all of which orbiting a star much smaller than our Sun. The planets, which are orbiting a red dwarf star named KOI-961, have 0.78, 0.73, and 0.57 times the diameter of Earth. These alien planets are the smallest discovered so far. The KOI-961 star is located 120 light years away and