I posted this info almost a month ago and to be honest most of the information is misleading. I wonder why fox was so far behind on reporting
To say that these planets are earth like is taking a huge shot in the dark. None of this information has been confirmed as to weather or not any of
these planets can even sustain life and it has not been confirmed if these finds are even planets at all.
Here is a quote from Yeti101 that puts it in a little better perspective.
they have 700+ candidates but around 50% will be false positives. Also they wont be "earth-like", all these planets so far will be very close to
their stars. Maximum 15 day orbit and many will be alot bigger than earth. Although if some are around M stars that might put them in the HZ of the
star they will be very diffirent from earth. (tidally locked etc)
It's going to be a waiting game to get real evidence of earth like planets. I'm willing to bet it will be a few more years before there is solid
evidence of such planets and that is if they even decide to tell us of such places existing.