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Astronomers from Switzerland, France and Portugal report they've discovered the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date, according to a report in ZeeNews.com.
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Scientists say the planet has a radius only 50 percent larger than Earth, and is very likely to contain liquid water on its surface.
The research team used the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO’s) 3.6-m telescope to discover the mini-Earth, which orbits a red dwarf already known to harbour a Neptune-mass planet.