3 new planets could host life

Story highlights

  • Scientists discovered 3 planets in the "habitable zone" of their host stars
  • Kepler-69c seems less clearly in the habitable zone than the other two planets
  • They are all more than 1,000 light-years away
  • The Kepler satellite is looking at more than 150,000 stars for possible planets orbiting them
In the midst of chaos here on Earth, scientists are finding hope for life on other planets.
Scientists announced Thursday the discovery of three planets that are some of the best candidates so far for habitable worlds outside our own solar system -- and they're very far away.
NASA's Kepler satellite, which is keeping an eye on more than 150,000 stars in hopes of identifying Earth-like planets, found the trio.