Astronomers discover 7 Earth-sized planets

Steve Love

Reading — Intermediate Level
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Fill in the blanks with the missing sentences to complete the article


Missing sentences
  1. for liquid water to exist

  2. in the appropriate circumstances

  3. a nearby star is

  4. this planetary system is

An international team of astronomers has found that accompanied by a group of seven small, rocky worlds.

One of the claims in the work, published in Nature magazine, is that , there is a chance that any of the seven planets (or all of them) could have the right conditions on their surface.

The center of a small star called TRAPPIST-1, which is almost 40 light-years away from our Sun.


Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below


  1. Do you believe that humans will have to leave Earth and move to another planet? Why or why not?

  2. Do you think humans will be able to colonize other planets?

  3. Do you think there is life on other planets?

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