(BusinessInsider) Scientists have discovered the very first Earth-like planet orbiting a sun-like star in the perfect sweet spot where liquid water could be sloshing on the planet's rocky surface, a team of scientists at NASA, SETI, and Cambridge University said Thursday.
This is the Earth twin scientists have been searching for over the past 20 years. And it's called Kepler 452b.
Some scientists believe we're most likely to find life outside of Earth if we look beyond our solar system. Life, they think, could be present on a planet like Earth, but there are no such planets in our solar system, so we have to look farther.
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