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Nearby Icy World Discovered

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Wade Hampton III

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Nearby Icy World Discovered

PostFri Nov 16, 2018 3:28 pm

The nearest single star to the Sun apparently hosts a big, icy planet.
Astronomers have found strong evidence of a frigid alien world about
3.2 times more massive than Earth circling Barnard's Star, a dim red
dwarf that lies just 6 light-years from the sun. Barnard's Star is our
sun's nearest neighbor, apart from the three-star Alpha Centauri system,
which is about 4.3 light-years away.
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