Scientists discover Earth-like planet orbiting star closest to our sun

August 24, 2016 5:02 PM

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Scientists discover Earth-like planet orbiting star closest to our sun

An Earth-sized planet that could boast water, even an ocean, has been found circling the star nearest our sun, hinting that the conditions for life could exist next door.

Researchers have identified a plethora of planets outside our solar system that both resemble Earth in size and dwell in the “habitable zone,” where liquid water is possible. But no other Earth-like planet outside our solar system is as close to humans and their observatories as this new world, maki...

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