Tiny star has triplet planets
A Red Dwarf star, only 40 light years away, has three Earth-sized planets
But this week, a team of astronomers, including Dr. Adam Burgasser from the Department of Physics at the University of California, San Diego, announced that they'd found something different. Using the TRAPPIST telescope in Chile, they've discovered a solar system very close to us with small planets – Earth-sized planets - around a relatively tiny star.
It's not a solar system that looks much like ours, but it might be the kind of place we'd like to look at if we're looking for potentially habitable worlds.