7 Earth-size planets found by astronomersIn this week's wrap-up, NASA announces a big discovery, Verizon and Yahoo's deal gets a $350 million adjustment and Mobile World Congress news trickles in.
This is CNet and here's the stories that matter right now. NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth sized planets orbiting the TRAPPIST-1 star about 40 light years away. Three of those planets are in the habitable zone, which means liquid water can pool at the surface. These planets are close enough to each other that if you were on top of one of them, you could see another planet as we would see the moon from Earth. After rumours surfaced, it's official, Verizon will still acquire Yahoo but, Verizon will pay 350 million dollars less than the original 4.83 billion dollar price tag. The discount comes after Yahoo announced it was hit by the two biggest hacks in the history of the world. A new law suit pits Waymo versus Uber. Waymo says its found evidence that Auto, a company acquired by Uber and Uber, are using parts of Waymo's self driving tech. Waymo says Auto and Uber stole trade secrets and infringed on Waymo's patents. In particular, Waymo alleges that a former Google employee named Anthony Levandowski, downloaded 14,000 files on self driving tech And brought them with him to Otto. By the way Lewandoski cofounded Otto. Mobile World Congress officially kicks off on february 27th, however LG G6 event is slated for February 26th. LG has already given away lots of details about the phone like it's 5.7 inch display with an 18 by 9 aspect ratio LG has also said the device has an aluminum body and is water and dust resistant. The G6 will feature two 13-megapixel rear cameras. Unlike the G5, the G6 will not have a modular design. Check out cnet.com/mwc for everything coming out of the biggest mobile trade show. To stay up-to-date with the latest in all of technology, download the CNET Tech Today app available for iOS and Android. [MUSIC]