Feb. 22, 2017 - Scientists have discovered planets where life may exist outside our own solar system. Seven Earth-sized planets, all of which could contain water, have been found orbiting a small star 39 light-years away.
Feb 2017 - Check out the amazing pictures that accompany this article about the new exoplanet discovery, the first known system of 7 Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a planet is most likely to have liquid...
This article from March 2017 has some information and animations about the Webb Telescope, the newly discovered Trappist exoplanets and how the telescope will help scientists learn more about the exoplanets.
Feb. 22, 2017 - Researchers announced that seven rocky planets orbiting a nearby star could be roughly the size of Earth and could even have the right conditions for the presence of water (and maybe even life).
"Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone. In this video, NASA Scientists explain the implications of this amazing find."