NASA: Three new planets 'could host life'

Three new planets that could host life have been discovered, NASA scientists said today.

The "super Earth-sized" worlds were found in the habitable zone outside the solar system by NASA's Kepler satellite.

NASA said Kepler-62f is likely to be rocky, while 62e may be a "water world"
NASA said Kepler-62f is likely to be rocky, while 62e may be a "water world" Credit: NASA

Space scientist Bill Borucki said two of the planets, named Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f, were "the best candiates found to date for habitable planets."

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New planets 'could host life'

NASA says three new planets that could host life have been discovered. The "super Earth-sized" worlds were found in the habitable zone outside the solar system by NASA's Kepler satellite.