Recent Discovery of an Earth-Sized Exoplanet in Context

Recent Discovery of an Earth-Sized Exoplanet in Context

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An Earth-sized planet was recently discovered in a star system 4.3 light years away from Earth.  Despite being Earth-sized, it is far too close to its host star to be able to support life.  However, this planet represents yet another continuation of an impressive trend in astronomy of finding increasingly more Earth-iike planets.  If the pace of exoplanet discovery continues at the current rate and if planet finding technology continues to improve, will we find a ‘second Earth’ within the next 5 or 10 years?

Full Article: Recent Discovery of an Earth-Sized Exoplanet in Context in The Advanced Apes

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