UK Daily Mail 
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.