Sep 30, 2010

Astronomers find Earthlike planet

Astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable planet of similar size to Earth in orbit around a nearby star.

They say they have found this planet in what is sometimes called the Goldilocks zone for life: Not too hot, not too cold - but just right.

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.

More here.