Earth-like Planet Discovered

Astronomers have discovered a planet orbiting the star Gliese 581, which is 20.5 light-years away. What makes this planet special among the hundreds of already discovered planets outside our solar system is that this one is the most Earth-like ever found. The planet’s benign temperatures mean that water might possibly exist on the surface in liquid form.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: