moon's surface of a gas giant and three suns.
LTT 1445Ab orbits just one of the three stars, all of which are red dwarfs in the latter half of their lives, and the system is about 22.5 light-years away from Earth.
From the TESS data, the scientists believe the planet is rocky, about a third larger than Earth and is at most about 8 times as massive as our home.
It's awfully toasty on
the surface - 320 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees Celsius) - and the
planet circles one star of the triplet every 5 days.
Because the stars in
red dwarfs that are located reasonably close to Earth,
and because the system is arranged so that the planet passes between
stars and Earth, scientists may actually be able to get a glimpse of
any gases surrounding the planet using telescopes based on Earth.
The instrument, which is halfway through its initial two-year survey of most of the sky, looks for planets with short years located around nearby, bright stars - the perfect targets for later instruments to peer at atmospheres.