A planetary system
with two Earthlike planets has been discovered only 33 light-years away from us.
This exciting solar system
is one of the nearest to Earth and was spotted by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) in October 2021.
Scientists took months to confirm
that the periodic dips in the brightness of the star HD 260655 were caused by orbiting planets crossing in front of its disk
The neighboring solar system
contains "at least" two rocky planets the size of our Earth, but neither of these is likely to host life,
One of those two planets,
called HD 260655b, about 1.2 times as big as Earth, takes only 2.8 days to orbit its star.
HD 260655c, which is 1.5 times Earth's size, needs 5.7 days to complete one orbit.