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Jun 26, 2013 10:24 AM by Stephen Bowers

Nearby star could have life-sustaining planets

A nearby star could support life, according to a report from NBC News.

The report, referencing information from Space.com, says that the star Gliese 667C is 22 light-years from Earth. The star is orbited by as many as seven planets, three of which could sustain life. Gliese 667C is the faintest star in the three-star system. The other two stars are likely visible, scientists said, from the surface of the planets, even during the day.

The report says Gliese 667C is cooler and dimmer than our sun, but three planets are about the distance of Mercury from our sun. Since that star is cooler, its inhabitable zone is closer than that of our sun.

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