LONDON: After analysing over f
our years of data from NASA’s
Kepler spacecraft, a team of
astronomers has discovered a star
that is 11.2 billion years old
and has at least five Earth-size planets.
“The findings show that Earth-size
planets have formed throughout
most of the universe’s 13.8-billion-
year history, leaving open the possibility
for the existence of ancient life in the galaxy,”
said Tiago Campante, research fellow at the
University of Birmingham who led the research project.