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NASA Will Host A Press Conference About Its Major Discovery Beyond Solar System

NASA said Monday it will soon announce a major discovery regarding planets that orbit other stars. The agency will make the out-of-this-world announcement about a “discovery beyond our solar system” at a press conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The space agency will “present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets,” NASA said.

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The announcement has the astronomy community abuzz that NASA is set to announce its best finding thus far that a planet outside our solar system could potentially support life.

Astronomers and planetary scientists from across the world will be at the press conference, the paper reported.

Italy’s 3.6-meter (12-foot) Galileo National Telescope revealed the closest known rocky planet, HD 219134b, which is 21 light-years from Earth, in 2015.

But the planet orbits its star too closely for life to be possible.

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