You can read about it at SFSignal.
Astronomers captured images of three planets around one star (infared picture) and a fourth around a second star (visible light photo).
Personally, I find this very cool and can’t wait to see what other planets we’ll get photographic evidence of over the next year or ten or twenty.
The one with the three planets is located in the Pegasus constellation. And those planets are huge and far from their sun! And their distance from their sun could change how planets are defined.
All in all, very interesting! Go read the article if you haven’t already.
How do you think this and discoveries like it will change how we view ourselves, our world, and the galaxy around us? How will it change science fiction? How will it change how YOU write science fiction?
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Ooooh! Sounds cool. Let me know how this affects your story?
Oh nifty! I’m working on a story that is about extra-solar colonization. Will definitely read the article right now!