Scientists find fifty new planets… and one of them could have alien life


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European astronomers have discovered 50 new planets beyond our solar system, including 16 which are a similar size to Earth.

This is the largest number of such planets ever announced at one time.

The biggest planet of the new batch is HD 85512 b, which is 3.6 times the mass of Earth and can be found 36 light-years away in the Vela constellation.

The findings suggest that more than half of the stars like our sun possess planets, and that many of those worlds are lighter than Saturn.
HD 85512 b is the only one of new planets, dubbed 'super-Earths' that is located in its star system's habitable zone.

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