Local astronomer sheds light on newly discovered planets

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Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-like planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Astronomer Jay Reynolds visited the morning show on Sunday to talk more about this exciting new discovery!

**Watch above for his fascinating take on these new planets**

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