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Scientists Find Earth-like Planet

By: Trendopoly - Published: Apr 25, 2007   Updated: Jun 10 2011 • References: news.yahoo and truthdig
Could Planet 581c be our future home? Possibly, according to a group of scientists. Located 20 light years from our solar system, this planet has an environment quite similar to that of planet Earth... at least as far as temperature goes, which looks very good in terms of the potential for liquid water. Further research is in the works and scientists wait with baited breath on the outcome.

Implications - This new discovery is a phenomenal feat for space explorers. The space reseachers have said that the finding the Earth-like planet was a "big step in the search for life in the universe." It would certainly be amazing if they found living creatures on this planet!