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In the news: New Earth found?

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Astronomers have announced that they have _1_ a planet that likely exists in a temperature range where life could exist.

The new planet seen by a very powerful NASA _2_ is the most Earth-like yet found. Named ‘Kepler-438b’, it orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra and thought to have a landscape _3_ to Earth.

The planet is one of _4_ known as Goldilocks planets - small planets which fall within stars' habitable zones, specifically for planets close to the size of ours.

The more those these type of planets scientists find, the higher the _5_ we will find alien life.

_6_ expect you will someday be able to take a vacation on Kepler-438b, it is 470 light years from Earth.

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