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Is this the new Earth? Astronomers discover planet just 20 light years away with similar atmosphere and gravity which has ‘100% chance of life’ – and may contain water

Posted By admin On September 30, 2010 @ 3:15 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

David Derbyshire
UK Daily Mail [1]
Sept 30, 2010

  • -Planet’s gravity means a human could walk on the surface
  • -Highest average temperature is -12C – cold but survivable
  • -Scientists say incredible discovery points to universe full of Earth-like planets

The chances that future generations will one day colonise the stars have just got higher.

Astronomers tonight announced the discovery of the most Earth-like planet ever found – a rocky world three times the size of our own world, orbiting a star 20 light years away..

The planet lies in the star’s ‘Goldilocks zone’ – the region in space where conditions are neither too hot or too cold for liquid water to form oceans, lakes and rivers.

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