Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Astronomers may have found the first Earth 2

"For the first time, astronomers have spotted a cosy alien planet that might be hospitable to life. The planet is not much bigger than the Earth, and it enjoys balmy temperatures of about 20 C (68 F) as well as spectacular scarlet sunsets.

'It's the smallest, lightest planet known at this time,' says St├ęphane Udry from the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland. 'And it's just at the right distance from its star for liquid water to possibly exist on its surface.'"

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