A diagram showing the layout of the GJ 357 system. Image: Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Centre/Chris Smith

Astronomers discover potentially habitable planet 31 light years from Earth

  • GJ 357 d is one of two previously unseen planets discovered around a star spotted by Nasa’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
  • At 6.1 times Earth’s mass, it could be the closest transiting planet in the solar neighbourhood that is friendly to life
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A diagram showing the layout of the GJ 357 system. Image: Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Centre/Chris Smith
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