Super-Earth in six-planet system just right to support life

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Astronomers have discovered a new super-Earth planet around a nearby star that may have an Earth-like climate and be just right to support life. The new planet exists in the habitable zone of a nearby star and is part of a six-planet system. The system was previously thought to contain three planets in orbits too close to the star to support liquid water. By avoiding fake signals caused by stellar activity, the Researchers have identified three new super-Earth planet candidates also in orbit, ‘Astrobiology.com’ reported. “We pioneered new data analysis techniques including the use of the wavelength as a filter to reduce the influence of activity on the signal from this star,” Mikko Tuomi from the University of Hertfordshire, said.