The star system contains at least three planets that supposedly lie in a region known as the habitable zone.
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The new results explain how two planets in this distant solar system may be positioned just right to create life-friendly conditions.
An atmosphere is basically a giant blanket that can protect a planet from a star's barrage of dangerous radiation.
The planetary system, located 40 light years away from Earth, is considered a candidate for finding life outside our solar system.
Life on one planet could easily spread to another, according to the numbers.
Material ejected from a planet with bacteria or single-cell organisms could reach another within just 100 years.
The ultra-cool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 has seven roughly Earth-sized planets orbiting it, with three in the star's "habitable zone."