Three new planets

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    <!--intro-->"<a HREF="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1065000/1065910.stm">Three new planets</a> orbiting Sun-like stars close to our Solar System have been discovered by an international team of astronomers ... One of the planets, estimated to be about the size of Jupiter, lies in the so-called "habitable region" around its parent star where water could exist as a liquid.

    The astronomers stress that this not an Earth-like object and is unlikely to host any sort of life - but if the planet has any rocky moons then they could have conditions that are more favourable ..."<!--/intro-->
     

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