New Earth-like planet could sustain life, scientists claim

A planet just 12 light years away from Earth orbitting a star similiar to our sun could be a suitable environment to sustain the right conditions for life, according to scientists.

Scientists have discovered a planet that could support life - orbiting a twin neighbour of the sun that is visible to the naked eye.

The planet is one of five thought to be circling a star that is just 12 light years away from Earth called Tau Ceti, which is near identical to the sun.

Astronomers have estimated the planet to be two to six times bigger than Earth and five times its mass, lying in the star's habitable zone, the orbital region that is neither too hot nor too cold to allow liquid surface water and the formation of life.
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