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The Week in Pictures: June 22–28, 2013

In the past seven days, new observations and analysis revealed a star system with at least six planets, NASA launched a satellite to study how the Sun’s atmosphere is energized, astronomers found two planets smaller than Neptune orbiting Sun-like stars in a nearby star cluster, and much more.
RELATED TOPICS: SOLAR SYSTEM
Illustration by ESO/M. Kornmesser

Three planets in habitable zone of nearby star: Gliese 667C re-examined

These planets are super-Earths lying in the zone around the star where liquid water could exist, making them candidates for the presence of life. Learn more »
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