Nearby Earth-like planet discoveredMikey 3 comments
European astronomers have discovered what they believe is an Earth-like planet just outside our own solar system, which could potentially contain the ingredients to support life.
The planet is estimated as having a diameter 50 percent larger than Earth. But don't think we will be sending probes there any time soon. At 20.5 light years away, which is not far compared to other celestial bodies, it still means it would take us 20 and a half years to get there while traveling at the speed of light.
"We have estimated that the mean temperature of this super-Earth lies between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius, and water would thus be liquid"
Full story over at Cbc.ca