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Originally posted by Xcathdra
Originally posted by Quantum_Squirrel
Earth like ... or Earth sized?
the title is slightly misleading ....
EDIT: to add .. Apologies .. you used the title the article did ..
[edit on 23/7/10 by Quantum_Squirrel]
no worries... I think in this case when they refer to Earth like, they are ferring to the sizes. Scientists have already been able to detect atmospheres from the larger planets outside our solarsystem. I would assume (maybe wrong here) that they would be able to check the atmospheres of these candidate planets as well.
[edit on 23-7-2010 by Xcathdra]
I have always wondered why we look at stuff a thousand light years out instead of looking at say Alpha/Proxima Centauri (about 4 light years from Earth).