Triple Red Dwarf Planetary System

Brian G Turner

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No science news for a while? I have a mega thread being prepared...

In the meantime, here's a fascinating piece about a "super earth" discovered in orbit close by a red dwarf, which is part of a triple star system - you know, the sort that some people a few years ago insisted couldn't possibly contain planets. :)

Aside from the story itself - it's the 2nd closest exoplanet discovered to date - the artist's impression is to die for:

artwork_triplestar_sunset.jpg
 

thaddeus6th

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I can only imagine how weird a calendar with three suns and who knows how many moons could be.
 

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Wow! Just wow! ---- But at 320 degrees (f) I don't imagine that there's much? any? liquid on the surface.
 

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