Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Earth Away from Home

European scientists have reported that they have discovered an Earth-like planet outside the solar system. The planet, called 581c, orbits Gliese 581 - a red dwarf star only 120 trillion miles away.

The planet, discovered by the European Southern Observatory astronomers, is believed to have temperatures that ranges between 32-104 degrees, much like that of Earth's, fueling speculations that it can harbor life.

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