There is a new planet that has strong similarities to earth as well as some crucial differences.
A team of planet hunters spotted the alien world circling a red dwarf star called Gliese 581, 20 light years away.
“Our findings offer a very compelling case for a potentially habitable planet,” said Steven Vogt, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “The fact that we were able to detect this planet so quickly and so nearby tells us that planets like this must be really common.”
If confirmed, the planet would be the most Earth-like that has ever been discovered in another solar system and the first strong contender for a habitable one.
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