The more we look, the more we find planets–or, in this case, potential planets–everywhere.
What’s fascinating about this is that these incipient planets orbit a brown dwarf, a “failed star.” Nobody expected to find potential planets in that situation. What’s more, the brown dwarf is warm enough that any planets that form might even be in the habitable zone.
Planets, planets everywhere? It sure looks like it.
E.T., forget phoning home–phone us!