A new planet has been discovered

A Venus-like planet has been discovered in a solar system relatively close to our own  in what some astronomers are describing as arguable the most important “exoplanet” found orbiting a star other than the Sun. The rocky planet, called GJ 1132b, is slightly larger than the Earth and, like Venus, its surface is too hot to support liquid water – but scientists believe the planet will be invaluable in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.independent.co.uk

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