(CBN NEWS) — Researchers have discovered the possibility of another earthlike planet that could sustain life.
German news outlet Der Spiegel first broke the story, saying the European Southern Observatory found a previously unknown neighboring planet that could contain water.
Scientists reportedly spotted the Earth-sized planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun that still rests within the habitable zone.
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Although ESO has yet to release an official statement confirming the claims, Der Spiegel reports that they will be confirmed by the "end of August."