Earth-like Planet Found

Scientists messing with the Eso 3.6m Telescope have found a planet that resembles earth, located a mere 20.5 light-years away. Here’re some of the things the boffins are saying about this discovery:

“We have estimated that the mean temperature of this ‘super-Earth’ lies between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius, and water would thus be liquid,” explained Stephane Udry of the Geneva Observatory, lead author of the scientific paper reporting the result.

“Moreover, its radius should be only 1.5 times the Earth’s radius, and models predict that the planet should be either rocky – like our Earth – or covered with oceans.”

I doubt we can stumble upon light-speed traveling in my lifetime, so even the optimist in me reckons that reaching this planet could only be possible during the times of my great, great, great grandchildren.

I just hope that when they finally do, it’ll be similar to what these present-day scientists have described. It’d be such a disappointment if it’s just a rock that somehow has a mirage-like effect when viewed from 20.5 light-years away 😛

3 responses to “Earth-like Planet Found”.

  1. Dabido Says:

    But to find a planet REALLY like earth, they need to find one with polution and global warming. 🙂

  2. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    I guess that’s easy to achieve once we colonise the hell out of it.

    But to be really, really, really like earth, we need one where the population is already fighting over some black gooish liquid that can cause polution and global warming 🙂

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