Late last year, Canadian astronomer Philip Gregory made the controversial claim that there are three habitable zone super-Earths orbiting the red dwarf star Gliese 667C. Now, in a separate study, a group of European astronomers are saying he was right.
When we reported on Gregory’s claim back in December, we spoke to Abel Méndez, an Associate Professor of Physics and Astrobiology. At the time, he told io9 that, "the planets as described [in the unpublished paper] are dynamically unstable. Therefore, one or more of the proposed planets does not exist or have different parameters."