Scientists find three Earth-size planets and a new place to search for alien life.
FOX's Carmen Roberts reports:
The trio of planets is just 40-light years away. Scientists found the three Earth-size planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star.
That's cool as in temperature, but amazing nonetheless. It's the first time a search has found planets around this type of star and with it, comes a new rich region to search for life beyond our solar system.
The Belgian-led team that made the discovery says the star, dubbed Trappist-1, is in the constellation of Aquarius.
It's so close and so faint, astronomers will be able to study the planets' atmospheres.
Carmen Roberts, FOX News.