Scientists discover another Earth-like planet
In addition to this discovery, there are four other planets that orbit a start near this system. If the nearby star to this planet is similar to our sun, then the probability of sustaining life on this planet rises greatly. Kepler-186f orbits its star once every 130 days.
"We know of just one planet where life exists - Earth. When we search for life outside our solar system we focus on finding planets with characteristics that mimic that of Earth," Elisa Quintana, research scientist at the SETI Institute at NASA's Ames Research Center, stated. "Finding a habitable zone planet comparable to Earth in size is a major step forward."
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