Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tau Ceti: 'Earth-Like' Planet Discovered By Scientists

Scientists have discovered a planet with conditions that could support life - orbiting a sun that is visible to the naked eye.

The world is one of five thought to be circling Tau Ceti, a star 12 light years away which is almost identical to the sun.

Astronomers estimate the Tau Ceti planets to be two to six times bigger than Earth. And one of them, with five times the Earth's mass, lies in the star's "habitable zone".

http://news.sky.com/story/1027310/earth-like-planet-discovered-by-scientists