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Astronomers discover Earth-like planet next to our solar system

December 24, 2012

Astronomers have discovered an Earth-like planet located just twelve light years from Earth, the closet yet discovered.

An international team of scientists, including Carnegie’s Paul Butler, reportedly discovered that Tau Ceti, one of the closest and most Sun-like stars, may have five planets — one of which is located within the “habitable zone.”

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